By Vincent Gunde – Malawi Exclusive
President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says he has learnt with sadness the demise of Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Mpilo Tutu who died on the Christmas Boxing Day at the age of 90 succumbed to prostate Cancer for over a decade.
Dr. Chakwera says he remember Archbishop Tutu as an outstanding global icon who utilized the power of deliberate honest and constructive dialogue to facilitate lasting peace among people of different races and creeds.
In his condolence message to the Tutu family and the South Africans, President Dr. Chakwera says he together with fellow Malawians express their heartfelt condolences that everywhere and anyone Archbishop Tutu touched in one way or another during his life of exceptional service to humanity.
“Not only do we join the whole world in mourning his death, but we also feel inspired by his life to do our part in the cause of making the world better for all, May his beautiful soul rest in God’s peace,’’ reads the eulogy of President Dr. Chakwera’s writing on the wall.
In his eulogy writing on his official Facebook page, Austin Okeke Esq, Co-member, South Africa Nigeria Democratic Support Group, has described the departed Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a father, a partner in freedom struggle, a mentor and a good friend.
Okeke says Tutu, as a Nobel Peace Laureate was the lone voice in the wilderness and the face of South Africans struggle for freedom.
He says as a co-member of the South Africa Nigeria Democratic Support Group, he successfully campaigned for international sanctions against the late General Sani Abacha’s regime.