The opposition Malawi Congress Party together with family members On Sunday held a memorial ceremony for the late former President Hastings Kamuzu Banda in Lilongwe.
Banda who was Malawi’s first President and also leader of the MCP died November 25 1997.
Over the years, Malawians would join the Kamuzu family in reflecting on the fallen leader’s life through national memorial ceremonies.
On Sunday, the memorial saw MCP officials led by leader Lazarus Chakwera and family members, including former State Hostess Mama Cecilia Kadzamira, laying wreaths at the Kamuzu Mausoleum at City Centre in Lilongwe.
Some of the notable faces that graced the memorial include speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya, Former speaker Lewis Chimango, and Banda’s nephew and former Finance Minister Ken Kandodo.
No government representatives were in attendance.