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BLANTYRE--Stanley Masauli, a man of many facets, has died aged 67.
Until his death, the man who the first Malawian to own a plane, was the president of the Republican Party (RP).
Masauli, a pilot, writer and businessman, was born on August 8, 1945 in his home village Gomani in Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba district, in a family of five children. He received early primary education at a local school.
He was partly raised up in Marondera, Zimbabwe, but his family in 1955 came back home and Masauli joined Zomba CCAP Primary School.
At 16, he was selected to Malosa Secondary School and in 1964 he qualified for Cambridge School Certificate.
In 1961 he was selected to the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi where he studied engineering.
In 1968 he joined Malawi Broadcasting Corporation commercial department.
He later sought after a Diploma in Sales Management and was a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management.
He left MBC in 1977 and joined Old Mutual until 1997.
He joined Luchenza Flying Club and had Bob McKinley for his flying instructor.
Among his honours, he was a qualified flying instructor and pilot examiner for 25 years, president of the Rotary Club of Limbe between 1991 and 1992, chairman and managing director of Air Charters from 1980 to 1991.
He was also chairman of Press Corporation between 1996 and 1997.
Masawi held a United Nations ICAO Medal of Honour, Gold member of Life Insurance and author of My Life and My Aeroplanes.
He joined politics in 1994 while with Old Mutual because - he used to say - his hero, the country’s first president Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, was inhumanely treated after losing Malawi’s first multiparty election.
He was a member of the CCAP. He leaves behind wife Bethel and three children-Cesna, Junior and Nicole.
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