Former diplomat Ziliro Chibambo and the late Yatuta Chisiza’s family say Chisiza deserves a proper burial place, arguing that his burial site at Zomba prison does not befit a person who fought for the country’s independence.
Chisiza was buried at Zomba prison after being killed in a botched attack against founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
His body was displayed to the public in Blantyre as a warning to those attempting to fight Banda before being buried at Zomba prison.
Chibambo said one of the prison officials that the Bakili Muluzi administration banked on to trace the grave died which frustrated all efforts.
He said: “His family wants the remains traced and buried close to his late brother Dunduzu at Ngerenge in Karonga district. He played a great role in the fight against colonial rule and the burial at the prison does not befit his status.”
Chisiza’s son, Kwacha, said it is painful that their father’s grave is at a prison where it cannot be traced.
“It is very sad that up to now his remains have not been traced. As a family, we want him to have a proper burial place,” he said. n