President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has today paid to tribute to late Dunduzu Chisiza when he visited his grave at Kakoma in Karonga.

Mutharika is in the northern region fulfilling a number of government engagement and one of it being the official opening of Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Mzuzu branch.

Writing on his official facebook page after visiting the tombstone, Mutharika said Chisiza and many others made sure that voices of the minority were well represented albeit in a regime that limited many freedoms for its citizenry.

“We will live on to remember all our sons and daughters who played a crucial role in serving mother Malawi from the day we commenced the struggle for self rule through our attainment of self rule from the British all the way to date.

“My government hereby promises that all our heroes will continue receiving the honor they deserve in the annals of our history archives,” wrote Mutharika.

Chisiza (also known as Gladstone Chisiza) was a nationalist and early agitator for independence in Nyasaland (Malawi).

Chisiza died on the night of Monday, 3 September 1962, while driving back to Zomba from Blantyre. His cream-coloured Mercedes was found in a small stream bed beside a bridge at Thondwe, on the road to Zomba. An inquest concluded he had died from a fracture at the base of his skull.

He left a wife and three sons. One, Du Chisiza Jnr, was born subsequent to his death and became one of Malawi’s most prominent playwrights.

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