DPP postpones Bingu wa Mutharika’s memorial service

By Chisomo Phiri

The former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says the memorial service in honour of the late President Bingu wa Mutharika which was scheduled for this Friday April 5,2024 at Mpumulo wa Bata Mausoleum in Thyolo has been postponed.

In a statement, DPP spokesperson Shadric Namalomba says this follows advice from the Mutharika family that one of the members, Arthur Masamba, lost a wife recently who was laid to rest on March 29, 2024.

The late Bingu

“The Party has been advised by the family of the Late Professor Bingu wa Mutharika that due to the death of Mr. Masamba’s wife (Nephew to His Excellency, the late Bingu wa Mutharika) who passed on last week and was buried on 29th March 2024, the Memorial service, in honor of its founder and father, His Excellency, the late Professor Bingu wa Mutharika, which was scheduled to take place on 5th April 2024 has been rescheduled to a future date which will be announced in due course,” reads part of the statement.

Meanwhile, the party has extended its message of condolence to the party president Arthur Peter Mutharika, and the Masamba family on the untimely death of Mrs. Masamba.

Late Professor  Bingu wa Mutharika succumbed to a heart attack on 5 April 2012 at the age of 78 while serving his second term of office.