President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday led thousands of Malawians in mourning late Dr. Willie Chokani at Chokani village in Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Chirimba.
Dr. Chokani was one of the country”s fighters. He died on May 5, 2015 after succumbing to a heart problem and stroke.
Delivering his eulogy on behalf of President Mutharika, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr George Chaponda said late Chokani was a humble, compassion and dedicated man who strived to put Malawi on the map.
“The late Chokani was a scholar of high standard, and throughout, he dedicated his life to serving the lives of Malawians through facilitating scholarships for people to pursue better education so that they follow his path.”
“This was made possible because of his humbleness, love and compassion that he had on the people of the warm heart of Africa,” said Chaponda.
According to Chaponda, the late Dr Chokani was not a mean man owing to the fact that his character went beyond the line of duty in serving Malawians.
Kanjeza Kamwendo who represented the bereaved family said the death of Dr Chokani marked the celebration of his wonderful life as he has left a legacy that will be reminded forever.
“We are mourning the late Chokani now, but his contributions to the warm heart of Africa has left a strong legacy to the family as well as to Malawi,” said Kamwendo adding: “so let us celebrate his wonderful life we shared with him.”
Blantyre Synod CCAP General Secretary Alex Maulana commended the late Chokani for the work he had been doing whilst alive and has since urged Malawians to emulate his conduct.
Chokani, 85 is survived by a wife, Grace and three children namely Dr Khami, Prof Ndaona and Sekera.