Former member of Parliament (MP) for Rumphi North Constituency Caseby Tasokwa Msiska died on Sunday at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe, family has confirmed.
Msiska’s son, Gomezgeka, said the 61-year-old former MP was receiving chemotherapy treatment at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre and he was seen to be recovering until yesterday morning when he succumbed to cancer.
“He went for his chemotherapy session last week and he was supposed to leave for Mzuzu by coach at 11 in the morning. It is at 7am when he said he was not feeling well. He was having difficulties in breathing and he was feeling pain in the chest.
“We took him to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he was put on an oxygen concentrator, but unfortunately we lost him,” said Msiska in a telephone interview on Sunday.
He said burial arrangements have not been made yet as the family has to travel to Mzuzu where he was residing.
The late Msiska, survived by a wife and 13 children, was a teacher and once served as head teacher for, among others, Bandawe and Chitipa secondary schools. He also served as regional education manager (North) until 2009 when he joined politics. He won the Rumphi North seat on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket in 2009, but failed to reclaim the seat in the May 2014 elections as it was won by Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Jappie Mhango.