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Chakwera Mourns Business Magnate Khondowe

Chakwera Mourns Business Magnate Khondowe

Hundreds thronged Area 12 Lingadzi Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Nkhoma Synod in Lilongwe Thursday to pay their last respect to the fallen business magnate Mathews Khondowe who passed on Tuesday.

A cross-section included those Malawians led by President Lazarus Chakwera hailed the fallen business person for his role in serving Malawians with selfless heart

Born on April 27 1932 , Khondowe is survived by a wife, three children and 79 grandchildren.

He served in the public sector, for about 5 years before starting several business.

He was the first black Malawian to build a magnificent towering structure, Kan'gombe House, in the heart of Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe.

Kan'gombe was then the tallest building in Malawi before the coming in of the 5 star President Hotel.

Late Khondowe also had other well-known investments such as the then Kalikuti Hotel and several other structures

Scores of people from all walks of life that gathered at Area 12 Church of Central Africa Presbyterian CCAP of Nkhoma Synod in Lilongwe on Thursday bore testimony to what the fallen business magnet was to the society.

In his eulogy, President Lazarus Chakwera has described late Mathews Khondowe as an example of a selfless being who worked to serve multitudes.

President Chakwera said late Khondowe lived a life that Malawians will live to remember and worth emulating.

“The late Khondowe was a humble and self-sacrificing as witnessed by the legacy he has left behind. His lessons will live to be remembered” said Chakwera

Earlier, a family member Muuza Zeleza described late Khondowe as person who advanced the wellbeing of others while serving Malawi as a nation.

Zeleza said Malawi has lost an individual that was committed to developing Malawi nation.

First Lady Monica Chakwera, Vice President Saulos Chilima, Secretary to President , Collen Zamba were among other individuals that attended the funeral ceremony in Lilongwe ahead of burial in Dowa on Friday.


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Last modified on Friday, 21/04/2023

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