Malawi Vice President and 8 others confirmed dead in tragic plane crash

11 June 2024

The Scotland Malawi Partnership extends its sincere condolences to HE President Chakwera, to the people of the Republic of Malawi and to the families of Malawi's Vice President, Dr Saulos Chilima, the Former First Lady, Shanil Dzimbiri and fellow passengers Lucas Kapheni, Chisomo Chimaneni, Dan Kanyemba, Abdul Lapukeni, Colonel Sambalopa, Major Selemani and Major Aidin who have tragically lost their lives in a military aircraft crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Addressing Malawians in a live broadcast today, President Chakwera said: "I can only imagine how much pain and anguish you all must be having at this point in time". The President described Dr Chilima as a distinctive man of honour, a great father and husband, as well as a great patriot who has served the nation selflessly.

A memorial service organised by the Association of Malawians in Scotland (AMS) will take place Sunday, 16 June 2024, 2.30pm to 5.30pm at:

Tempo Community Centre,
201 Glasgow Rd, Rutherglen,
G73 1SU.

Malawis Vice President Saulos Chilima

Presidential National Address from Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe Tuesday, 11th June 2024.

Declaration of National Mourning Period - press release, published 11 June.

Funeral program of the state funeral of the late Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi.

Ministerial committee on the state funeral of the late Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima Vice President of the Republic of Malawi.