Thursday, July 18, 2024

In a heartfelt display of solidarity and support, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ambassadors led by the Dean of the SADC ambassadors in Japan, His Excellency, Morven M. Luswenyo of Namibia, paid a visit to His Excellency Kwacha Chisiza, Malawi’s Ambassador to Japan, conveying their condolences to the people of Malawi and signed the book of condolence following the passing of the Vice President, Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima.

The visit, marked by somber reflection and warm camaraderie, underscored the deep sense of loss and mourning felt not only within Malawi but across the SADC region. Dr. Chilima, a respected leader and dedicated public servant, had made significant contributions to the socio-political landscape of Malawi and had endeared himself to many through his vision, leadership, and integrity.

His Excellency Kwacha Chisiza, deeply moved by the outpouring of support from the SADC ambassadors, expressed his gratitude for their heartfelt condolences and kind words.

The visit served as a poignant reminder of the strength of the SADC community and the bonds of friendship that unite its members. It showcased the spirit of compassion, empathy, and unity that defines the region and underlined the importance of coming together to offer comfort and support in times of loss and mourning.

The Late Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima will be laid to rest on Monday, June 17, 2024. The Republic of Malawi will be in a state of mourning until July 1, 2024.


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