Malawi: Muluzi family to build cancer ward to honor ex first lady

By Joseph Dumbula

Former first lady Anne Muluzi recently died from camcer

The family of former Malawi first lady Anne Muluzi who died of cancer a week ago, has said they will construct a cancer ward at one of the county’s Central Hospitals.

The ward will be called Anne Muluzi Cancer Ward, according to an announcement made by politician Atupele Muluzi, son to late Anne Muluzi and former President Bakili Muluzi.

He posted on Facebook that the decision has come because the family has lost one of their relatives to cancer, they understand that there are so many people in Malawi suffering from cancer.

“We understand that there are so many people in Malawi suffering from cancer and we intend to contribute to establishing an in-depth facility specifically designed to make cancer patients stay and care as comfortable as possible for the patient and the loved ones. It will be dedicated to providing a serene environment, an ambience of graceful comfort and care during difficult times. In her memory,” he posted.

Anne Muluzi died of cancer at a private hospital in Kenya at the age of 69.

She was laid to rest last week in the capital Lilongwe.

She was the first wife to former President Bakili Muluzi before they separated with her husband in 1999.

She became first lady after her husband Bakili Muluzi was elected president in 1994 following the end of one-party rule.


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