07/04/2012: ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF HIS EXCELLENCY NGWAZI PROF. BINGU WA MUTHARIKA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI
His Excellency Ngwazi Prof. Bingu Wa Mutharika 1934- 2012
The Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Washington D.C. has the sad duty to announce the untimely passing of the President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Ngwazi Prof. Bingu Wa Mutharika on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at One Military Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa after suffering a cardiac arrest in Malawi earlier that day.
In this regard the Government of the Republic of Malawi has declared a ten day period of mourning starting from today April 7th, 2012. Consequently, Her Excellency Madam Joyce Hilda Mtila Banda, has today April 7th 2012 been sworn in as the new President of the Republic of Malawi in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi.
A book of condolence will be opened at the Embassy of Malawi located at 2408 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, 20008 as follows;
Wednesday April 11, 2012 10:00a.m. – 12 noon and 2:00p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday April 12, 2012 10:00a.m.- 12 noon and 2:00p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Friday April 13, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
The Embassy will be holding prayers at the Malawi Ambassador’s Residence, 7317 Brookstone Court, Potomac, Maryland 20854 on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Embassy of Malawi April 7, 2012Washington, D.C.