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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, 2012

Washington, D.C.