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First Lady unveils her mother’s tombstone after missing burial

First Lady Madam, Monica Chakwera Saturday attended tombstone unveiling ceremony for her late mother, Vailet Luhanga at Chiyekete Village Traditional Authority (TA) Chikulamayambe in Rumphi District.

Luhanga died on May 14, 2020 but the First Lady failed to attend her burial as she was in England and could not travel back home immediately due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The President attended the burial ceremony.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President for the North, Harry Mkandawire represented President Chakwera at the tombstone unveiling ceremony.

Mkandawire described late Luhanga as someone who encouraged and advised not only those from her family but the community at large.

The event started with prayers led by Rev. Mtumbuka of Mwazisi CCAP Church under Livingstonia Synod.

Malawi News Agency photojournalist, Gracian Jeke captured the event.

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