Malawi in 21 Day Mourning Period

In a solemn declaration, President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has announced a 21-day period of national mourning in Malawi, following the tragic plane crash that led to the untimely demise of Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima and eight distinguished individuals. This tragic event has cast a shadow over the nation, prompting collective grief and a profound sense of loss.


The Malawi High Commission in London stands in solidarity with the bereaved families and the people of Malawi during this time of sorrow. To honor the memory of the departed and to offer a space for personal tributes, the High Commission will open its doors for a Condolences Book signing. This gesture allows Malawians, friends of Malawi, and members of the international community to pen their messages of comfort and support.


The Condolences Book will be available for signing on Thursday, 13th June, and Friday, 14th June, between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00. The High Commission encourages all who wish to express their sympathies to join in this act of remembrance. As we navigate through these trying times, the Malawi High Commission reaffirms its commitment to providing support and information to those affected by this tragedy. The Commission also extends its gratitude to the global community for the outpouring of condolences and solidarity.


This period of mourning is a testament to the resilience and unity of the Malawian people. It is a time to reflect on the lives of those we have lost and to cherish the values they embodied. The legacy of Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima and the eight esteemed individuals will continue to inspire and guide us.


The Malawi High Commission invites you to join in paying homage to these remarkable lives. Let us come together in grief, but also in the celebration of their contributions to our world. Your messages in the Condolences Book will serve as a lasting tribute to their enduring spirit.