In my meeting with The President that Malawi Should Have had on 6 February 2010, he shared a lot about Malawi’s past, present and future. We shared a lot about our views on Malawi. He gave me encouragement and a lot of advice.
On 2 April 2010, I spent five hours with him sitting next to his hospital bed and we talked and talked so more. We discussed books that we have both read. He recommended books and people/figures that I should follow or read about. He talked about his home Tukombo and encouraged me to put my home area on my life’s agenda. We discussed ideas of involvement in a new direction and new leadership for Malawi. It was sort of a download session because he surely offloaded a lot of information as if he knew that in about a week’s time, he will be departing (9 April, 2010) to meet The Maker.
And on 10 April 2010, I was very honored to be given the task of delivering, at Rand Funerals in Johannesburg, the clothes that AKB wore to his final resting place and to acommpany his brother to choose the coffin in which he was laid to rest. What a way to bid farewell to a one of Malawi’s greats.
May his soul Rest in Peace.