Kasambara’s remains arrives in Mzuzu as people pay  last respects in Blantyre

By Burnett Munthali

The body of the departed Former Cabinet Minister Raphael Kasambara has arrived in Mzuzu en route to his home Village of Chijere in Nkhatabay.

Earlier in the day People from all walks of life gathered at former Minister of Justice’s residence in Nyambadwe, Blantyre to pay their last respects to the departed legal professional.

Some of the notable faces present include Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Michael Usi, Judges of the High Court of Malawi and lawyers, among others.

Kasambara died on Friday June 8, 2024 in Lilongwe.

Paying last respect provides some comfort to the grieving family, because when someone shows their respect, the family is reassured that the deceased person really was loved and cherished by others.

When it really comes down to it, that is why we have funerals.

We want others to be around us in our time of sorrow.

Ralph Kasambara had attempted to self-administer first aid before his untimely death at a lodge in Lilongwe, the Malawi Police have revealed.

Kasambara, 55, was found dead in his room at Damron Lodge in Area 47, Sector 5, Lilongwe, where he was a regular guest.

The report alleges that Kasambara was found by a hotel staff member when it was time to clean the room, as instructed the day before by the lawyer.

The police, who were called to the scene, say they observed that Kasambara had attempted to administer first aid on his own prior to the tragic incident.