As government officials and cabinet ministers are locked in the meeting on the way forward, reports indicate that the process to bring back the president’s body has started.
First to come back will be Bingu’s children Norma, Madalitso as well as Duwa, who escorted their daddy to Milpark hospital. According to information made available to this blogger, the children are expected to return on SAA (South African Airways) any day from tomorrow April 7 2012 while the First Lady, Calista Mutharika, will come later after the processes are concluded.
Wa Mutharika’s dead body remains at Milpark Hospital morgue where the process of embalming is expected to take place before the remains are flown back to Malawi for burial.
Meanwhile, government spokesperson Patricia Kaliati says they will issue a press release immediately the Milpark Hospital officials inform the South African High Commissioner to Malawi who would then inform officials in Malawi.
In the interim, we are expecting Vice President, Right Honourable Joyce Banda to address members of the press. Keep checking the blog for the details later.