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President Chakwera mourns Mai Dinala: Her loyalty symbolises true character of a noble woman Featured

Written by  Alepha Mushani

The body of veteran politician Roseby Dinala, best known in political circles as Mai Dinala, has been laid to rest at Chitawira cemetery with President Lazarus Chakwera describing her as a committed MCP member who kept the party strong and alive throughout the period the party was in opposition. Until her death, Mai Dinala was an executive member of the MCP National Executive Committee.


"Iam saddened with the death of our mother Mai Dinala whom her loyalty to the MCP symbolises a true character of a noble woman, determined to serve her party in thick and thin," Read some part of President Chakwera's Eulogy.


Delivering his sermon during a funeral service at St Columba CCAP Church where the late Mai Dinala was congregating since 1992, Moderator for the Church Reverend Raynod Mmangisa likened the late Mai Dinala's commitment in politics and church as that of Mary in the bible who obeyed to fulfill God's will through her regardless of the cost.


"This woman demonstrated the true meaning of being focused and making genuine decisions that stands no matter how bad or good the situation is. She diligently served the church and allowed God to guide her in her political career," Said Reverend Mmangisa.


The courage by the late Mai Dinala together with other few women to join active politics in the early 60s influenced more women to join politics and contribute to the country's development.


Malawi now boasts of the increasing number of female politicians who are in various top political positions.

The late Mai Dinala died at the age of 82 at Blantyre Adventist Hospital after a short illness. She survived by 14 children, 25 grand children and 16 great grand children.


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