Plans are underway to construct a K100 million (about $150 200) mausoleum at the grave of multiparty hero Chakufwa Chihana in Mzuzu.
Chihana’s son Enock, who is also Rumphi Central member of Parliament (MP), said yesterday the family has sourced funds for the project.
He said: “We plan to build a mausoleum first, then we will establish a library and a trust to oversee the legacy of our father.”
Chihana said the project will partly be funded by human rights organisations, including Amnesty International which named Chihana a prisoner of conscience in 1992. He died on June 6 2006.
He said other financiers include JF Kennedy Foundation and Robert Kennedy Centre for Human Rights.
Synod of Livingstonia general secretary the Reverend Levi Nyondo threatened to exhume the remains of Rose Chibambo at Wedi in Mzuzu and re-bury them at Ekwendeni in Mzimba if her grave is neglected as Chihana’s. n