Mutharika remembered for developing country – DA

2012-04-07 11:11

Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika will be remembered for bringing development to his country, the Democratic Alliance said today.

“The president will be remembered for his guiding role in bringing economic growth and development to Malawi, for his leadership in the African Union, and for his commitment to a prosperous future for Africa,” DA leader Helen Zille’s chief of staff Geordin Hill-Lewis said in a statement.

“His ethos and vision for the continent are best summed up in his own call for “Africa to develop Africa.”

According to Agence France Presse, Malawi’s government today confirmed the death of wa Mutharika, two days after political and medical officials said he had died following a heart attack.

The DA extended its condolences to the Malawi people and wa Mutharika’s family.

Under the Malawi constitution, Vice President Joyce Banda is next in line for the presidency.

“We wish the Acting President, Joyce Banda, all of the best in her difficult task of leading Malawi in the interim period until democratic elections can be held,” said Hill-Lewis.

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