Malawi mourns the loss of Vice President and nine others in tragic plane crash

Malawi mourns the loss of Vice President and nine others in tragic plane crash

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has announced the tragic death of Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima, following the discovery of the wreckage of the plane that carried him and nine others. In a solemn address to the nation, President Chakwera confirmed that there were no survivors of the crash.

The wreckage was found after an intensive search and rescue mission led by the Malawi Defence Force. President Chakwera conveyed his deepest condolences to the families of those who perished in the crash and to the entire nation, expressing his profound sorrow. “I can only imagine how much pain and anguish you all must be having at this point in time,” he said.

Dr. Saulos Chilima was remembered by President Chakwera as a man of distinct honor, a devoted father and husband, and a patriot who served Malawi selflessly. “I consider it one of my greatest honors to be deputized by him in the last four years,” Chakwera said, highlighting the Vice President’s significant contributions to the nation.

The other individuals who lost their lives in the crash were Lucas Kapheni, Chisomo Chimaneni, Shanil Dzimbiri, Dan Kanyemba, Abdul Lapukeni, Colonel Sambalopa, Major Selemani, and Major Aidin. President Chakwera described them as great men and women who had dedicated their lives to the service of Malawi, noting that their deaths are a substantial loss to the nation.

President Chakwera extended his heartfelt appreciation to the Malawi Defence Force and all parties involved in the search and rescue mission. He also expressed gratitude to the former Heads of State for their support during this difficult time.

The nation now mourns the loss of its Vice President and other esteemed citizens, reflecting on their legacies and the significant impact they had on the country. The government’s focus will be on supporting the bereaved families and ensuring that their contributions to Malawi are duly honored and remembered.

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