Soldier Lucius Banda signs off as he is laid to rest in Balaka

By Durell Namasani

Remains of the late “Soldier” Lucius Banda who died last Sunday at a hospital in South Africa while receiving treatment for a kidney problem has been laid to rest at his home Sosola Village in Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka.

Thousands of Malawians across the country led by the President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera  thronged the village to pay their last respects to the fallen music icon.

Until his death, late Lucius Banda was an Advisor to President Chakwera’s  on youth and arts.

The casket carrying Lucius Banda being interred in his grave

At exactly 3: 11 PM, the body of the legendary musician was lowered to his final resting place. 

Most of the people who spoke during the funeral ceremony held at Balaka Stadium, Banda was revered for what was described as loving and compassionate for others. 

Late Lucius Banda will highly be remembered through his music which centred on various social aspects of life.

Banda born in June 1970 is survived by a wife and three children.

President Chakwera and Madam Chakwera laying the wreath
Paul Banda and his wife