Veteran politician John Tembo no more

By Chisomo Phiri

Death has been confirmed of veteran politician and former Leader of Opposition John Zenus Ungapake Tembo.

Tembo, 91; has died while receiving medical treatment at Lilongwe City Clinic in Lilongwe.

Both Tembo’s son, John Tembo Jnr and MCP Spokesperson Ezekiel Ching’oma have confirmed the death.

The late John Tembo

Tembo once served as Reserve Bank of Malawi(RBM) Governor and cabinet minister in the Kamuzu Banda administration.

Born on September 14, 1932, he also served as Member of Parliament for Dedza South Constituency.

Again, Tembo was the party’s torchbearer during the 2004 and 2009 presidential elections and retired from active politics in 2013.

Meanwhile, different people are reacting to Tembo’s passing and sharing their tributes.