President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has directed that Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe’s funeral scheduled for this coming Tuesday be accorded a military honour.

This has been disclosed in a statement from the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) signed by Chief Secretary to the President Lloyd Muhara released on Monday made available to faceofmalawi reporter.

According to Muhara, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa who is also Vice President for South will represent President Mutharika at the funeral.

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe, who was born Walter John Hardy Gondwe, died around 9:00pm on 29th November 2018 at Mzuzu Central hospital. Reports from the hospital indicate that the Chief, succumbed to low blood pressure.

Paramount chief Chikulamayembe was born on 24th March 1932 and was installed as Traditional Authority in 1978.

He is survived by a wife, 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

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