State funeral for Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa

Burial for late Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa of the Lhomwe tribe will take place on Wednesday at Mtundawosema in Thyolo District.

A statement released by the Chief Secretary Llyod Muhara said President Peter Mutharika has directed that the funeral for the late traditional leader be with military honours.

Muhara said Mutharika will attend the funeral ceremony.

Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa died at Mwaiwathu Hospital in Blantyre on Sunday evening.

The late Ngolongoliwa, real name Laelo Costa Juma, was elevated as Paramount Chief by President Mutharika on May 28, 2017 at a function that was held at Mulhako wa Alhomwe Headquarters at Chonde in Mulanje District.

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