A dark cloud has fallen on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) following the death of its Salima District Governor, Numeri Mazombwe.
Mazombwe, 58, died at Kamuzu Central Hospital on Sunday in Lilongwe following a short illness.
DPP members and people from communities around Salima gathered in Tradition Authority (TA) Kalonga, Group Village Kampido to pay their last respect and escort his remains to his final resting place.
In his eulogy, DPP regional Governor, Bintoni Kutsaira expressed shock over the sudden death of Mazombwe.
He said that the party has lost a very influential person and it will be hard for the party to find a replacement for him.
“Mazombwe was a true member of the party who always dedicated his time to the party and fought for development in the district. His death is a blow to the party and he will always be remembered because of his contributions to the party” the governor said.
On a different note, Kutsaira asked members of the DPP to work together to promote unity.
Born on September 27, 1960, Mazombwe is survived by nine children.
Before joining politics, he was village headman Mazombwe which he left it to his relative in order to dedicate his time to politics.