23 April 2012

Zambia: Vice President Off to Mutharika's Funeral

Photo: Xinhua
The casket bearing Mutharika's body at Kamuzu International Airport on April 5.

VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott yesterday left for Malawi to attend the funeral of that country's late president Mbingu Wa Mutharika.

Dr Scott who was accompanied by Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister Given Lubinda, Gender Minister Inonge Wina and his senior private secretary Robert Kamalata took off from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport via a chartered plane at 14:50 hours.

Professor Wa Mutarika 78, died on April 5, this year, in a hospital after a cardiac arrest.

Dr Scott and his entourage return immediately after burial set for today.

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