President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has expressed sadness at the death of two Members of Parliament, Jacqueline Chikuta of Ntchisi North and John Chikalimba of Zomba Changalume.
The two died on Wednesday.
“The President is devastated by the loss of the two legislators on the same day, and sends his sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of these fallen soldiers of the
people,” a statement, issued by Presidential Press Secretary, reads in part.
According to Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara, Chikuta, who was a Malawi Congress Party (MCP), passed on at Mtengowanthenga Hospital in Dowa District. She was Vice
Chairperson for the Parliamentary Committee on Education.
While Chikalimba died at Zomba District Hospital. Chikalimbamwas also Commissioner of the Parliamentary Service Commission.
Both Chikuta and Chikalimba will be laid to rest today in their respective home districts.