By Aliko Munde
District Commissioner (DC) for Chitipa, McMillan Magomero has described late Raphael Berlin David Mulungu, who was buried on Wednesday in the district, as a developmental conscious man.
Mulungu who hailed from Kapoka Village in the area of Senior Chief Mwenemisuku in the district was the first Member of Parliament (MP) for Chitipa East from 1976 to 1986, under Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
He died on Tuesday at Chitipa District Hospital after a short illness.
In his eulogy, Magomero said late Mulungu was a man who wished his community well and championed various developments in the area.
Magomero then called on the community members to emulate the good example set by the late Mulungu.
Incumbent MP for Chitipa East, who is also MCP Regional Chairperson for North North Region, Kezzie Msukwa echoed Magomero`s sentiments, saying Mulungu was a father and an advisor to everyone.
“Honourable Raphael Mulungu was a pillar in the Malawi Congress Party as he remained loyal to the party. He was a disciplined man, development conscious, and advisor to many including me,” he said.
African International Church Vestry Chairman, Kondwerani Panja described Mulungu as a God fearing man as he was dedicated to the work of God.
“We have lost a dedicated member in the church. He contributed a lot of things such as planks for church construction, tables, chairs but also encouraged the paying of one tenth to the church,” Panja said.
Born November 14th, 1939 (Aged 84), Raphael Berlin David Mulungu is survived by two wives, 16 children, 39 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.