Mutharika body to return home Saturday

2012-04-11 12:09

Blantyre - The remains of Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika will on Saturday return from South Africa where they were taken secretly to be embalmed, a foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.

Mutharika's body was airlifted to South Africa after he suffered a fatal heart attack on 05 April.

His body was initially expected to return on Thursday, but the official, who did not want to be identified, said: "I can confirm that it is now Saturday." No reasons were given for the postponement.

Supporters will be able to view his body in Blantyre, the capital Lilongwe and the northern town of Mzuzu.

The burial will take place on April 23 in Thyolo district outside Blantyre.

  • christo.stone - 2012-04-11 12:22

    Presidents get way too much respect when they die... They are public servants. Not the other way around.

      Christopher - 2012-04-11 13:00


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