BLANTYRE--Popular singer Lucius Banda has paid tribute to the late Pres Bingu wa Mutharika in a song Kuwala
which is Chichewa for light. In the song the singer mourns the death of Mutharika as a great loss to the nation and pleads with Malawians to put aside their political differences as the country mourns the fallen leader.
Banda was among those who campaigned hard for Mutharika in 2004 after former president Bakili Muluzi handpicked him to run as a UDF presidential candidate, a move that sparked controversy and created political pandemonium in the UDF. Party gurus argued, without success, that Mutharika was a rank outsider.
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