Former mayor of the city of Blantyre Luke Jumbe died Friday morning at Chitawira Private Hospital in Blantyre aged 68, his brother Friday has confirmed.
Friday said his late brother succumbed to cancer.
The late Jumbe served as mayor of Blantyre City for four years in the early 1990s after working as deputy mayor for three years.
Among other organisations, he worked for Air Malawi, Admarc and VIPCOR before retiring in 2005 to concentrate on his dairy farming business at Mpemba in Blantyre.
Jumbe also worked as coordinator for the Nacala Development Corridor project (NDC).
Politically, the late Jumbe, who is survived by a wife, five children and several grandchildren, served as regional governor for the South for the then ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) between 1997 and 1998.
According to Friday, burial will take place at his home village, Anderson Jumbe, Traditional (T/A) Likoswe in Chiradzulu today.
“As a family, we will greatly miss him because he was not an ordinary family organ. He was our pillar, a father, a communicator and an adviser. He united us,” mourned Jumbe yesterday.