Over five thousands Malawians donning black or religious uniforms with sombre faces welcomed their departed President Bingu wa Mutharikaâ€™s remains at Kamuzu International Airport in a rare show of unity from people of all walks of life.
As early as 8 oâ€™clock in the morning, relatives, well wishers and DPP supporters donning in their party colours started flocking to KIA to welcome the remains of their third President.
Despite the heat, thousands waited in the sun until 14.30 when a South African Defence Force Aircraft landed at the Airport with the remains of the former President.
The grey huge plane doors opened and at 14.40 thirteen officers of the SADF brought out a brown casket with gold bars draped with the Malawi national colours.
The SADF handed the remains of the Malawiâ€™s former Head of State at 14.46 while eight senior officials of the MDF lifted the casket before laying it down in front of the VIP podium.
The MDF gave the late Mutharika a 21 gun salute and says it will continue having a gun salute every morning and evening at six oâ€™clock at the New State House.
Chairperson of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi Bishop Joseph Zuza led the crowd into prayers before the body was taken to the New State House for a mass and private viewing by President Joyce Banda and family members.
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