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Kanyama Chiume
November 22 1929 - November 21 2007

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11-29-2007 5:19 PM -- By: Paul Argyris,  From:  

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My deepest condolences.

11-29-2007 1:50 PM -- By: Thom Chiumia,  From:  

My heartfelt condolence to the gallant fighter and son of Malawi.

11-29-2007 11:37 AM -- By: Mwiza Munthali,  From:  

Condelences to the family. Another Malawian freedom fighter passes away....

11-29-2007 10:44 AM -- By: Emilie Bock,  From:  

Sonia and Family- My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I wish you all strength, love, and faith.

11-29-2007 10:26 AM -- By: Chasity Davis,  From: NYC  

I am extending my condolences to the Chiume family on behalf of KPMG, where Sonia works.

I know what it is like to lose someone so close and important in the family and God is with you.

It sounds like your father was a strong and determined man. That will live through all of his children in everything you do.

God Bless

Chasity V Davis

11-29-2007 10:23 AM -- By: Patrick O'Keefe,  From: New York, NY  

My best wishes to the Chiume family during this difficult time.

11-29-2007 10:11 AM -- By: Geoffrey Ndosi,  From:  

Nathan and family, poleni sana na msiba

11-28-2007 5:15 PM -- By: Vicky Marealle Tibazarwa,  From: Tanzania  

Jesse and Family I'm very sorry for the loss of your Father, We pray that God will comfort you and your family during this time of grieving.

May he rest in peace.

11-28-2007 1:27 PM -- By: Sunny Ofili,  From: Nigeria/USA  

Africa has lost one of her greatest son! Chiume was a great Pan Africanist whose vision for one Africa remains unfulfilled but necessary for the emancipation of African people.

In 1991, when Chiume was seeking support to oust Banda and was in Nigeria to rally for support, fate linked us and I became his host throughout his two weeks stay in Nigeria. I remember the bumpy ride in a Lagos rickety taxi to meet with former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo at his farm at the outskirt of Lagos. I remember quite well how the three of us shared a bowl of pounded yam with bare hands and General Obasanjo, then a successful farmer cracking jokes with his old friend Chiume was reuniting with him.

When Chiume returned to Tanzania after his visit, we lost contact. I relocated to the United States in 1993 but the old man, wise man made such an impression on me that I kept searching for a way to reach him. In 2005 finally called the Malawian Embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in locating him but was disappointed. But I was happy to learn from the official I spoke with that he was doing well in Malawi and was the head of a political party in a post Kamuzu Banda Malawi.

Rest in Peace Mr. Chiume. Africa misses you.

11-28-2007 11:04 AM -- By: Ackim Mwamalumbiri,  From: United Kingdom  

You inspired many of us during the darkest hour of Dr Banda's brutal regime while in exile in Tanzania. May God distance you from him in heaven! Rest in eternal peace

11-28-2007 7:52 AM -- By: Zeina Mkazi,  From: Dar es Salaam  

Bern, Vanessa na mimi mwenyewe, tunawapa pole kwa msiba mkubwa mlioupata. Mungu awape nguvu.

11-28-2007 4:02 AM -- By: Fofo M. Madete,  From: Tanzania  

We have recieved news of the passing of our beloved father and leader with deep sadness. My condolences to the Chiume family and may the Lord strenghten you as you come to terms with your loss.

11-28-2007 2:31 AM -- By: Robert Sumana,  From: Malawi  


May your soul rest in ertenal peace. I dont think Malawi will ever produce a man of your calibre.

God Bless your family durign this trying time.


11-27-2007 3:05 PM -- By: Alex R. Nkosi,  From: Dublin  

I hope the death of this great son of Africa will give us an opportunity to reflect on the ideals that he lived and worked for. The challenges basseting mother Malawi are as just as acute as they were during the days of your struggle. Mwafwa tafwa! Kulira nkhumoza.

Alex Nkosi.

11-27-2007 2:02 PM -- By: Dr. Heiko Meinhardt,  From: Germany  

Please allow me to express my deepest sympathies on the death of the great Kanyama Chiume. I got to know him after he returned to Malawi in 1994 when I spent almost a year in Malawi doing research for my Ph.D. thesis on the democratic transition in Malawi. I had the privilege to be taught Malawi history by him. We discussed the political, economic and social situation in Malawi. He even attended my Ph.D. party in Blantyre in 1997. He was a great Malawian and a good and supportive friend. May his Soul rest in peace!

11-27-2007 1:01 PM -- By: Rev.Dr.Edward Kavimba Lungu,  From: Zambia/USA  

God bless those that fight for peace in this world, more especially peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor/Chaplain Lungu

11-27-2007 11:58 AM -- By: Innocent Galinoma Mfalingundi,  From: Kalenga Iringa Tanzania  

For years I have been paying tribute to man and women who have contributed to the struggle for survival from slavery times to present . People like Lumumba, Selassie, Biko, Garvey, Toussant L'ouverture, Nkuruma, Luther King, Malcom X, Marley, Mandela, Makandal Daaga, Walter Rodney and many more too numerous to mention. In my book of heroes I respectfully add Brother Kanyama Chiume the son of Africa, Lion of Malawi who I am proudly to say that it has been and still is great to have known this great African, as a neighbor, as a leader, a friend, a Brother and as a Fether. And one of the elders saith unto me, weep not behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David hath prevailed to open the book and loose the seven seals tharof. Jah! Rastafari.

11-27-2007 11:18 AM -- By: kiondo,  From:  

Kwa Familia Nzima ya Chiume.Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God rest him in peace.

11-27-2007 9:28 AM -- By: mteuka and flornce munthali,  From: malawi  

May his soul rest in peace and god be with his family during this difficult time.

11-27-2007 8:45 AM -- By: Nolence Mwangwego,  From: Karonga, Malawi  

It's sad that Kanyama Chiume has passed away without enjoying the fruits of his sweat. May his soul rest in peace.

11-27-2007 7:02 AM -- By: Prof Haroub Othman,  From: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  

I have known Kanyama since 1959 having first heard him speak in Zanzibar where he came with Dr Kamuzu Banda. I have read many of his writings and enjoyed many a conversation with him. Before he left for the US he came to see me at the university, and I urged himm to write his 'Memoirs', which he promised he will do and send me a draft to read. I do not know if he did manage, but if not, then somebody, especially a Malawian, must do it. His footsteps are vividly clear not only on the land of Malawi, but on all this region of East, Central and Southern Africa. Farewell, Comrade Chiume!

11-27-2007 6:23 AM -- By: Emily J.Simbeye,  From: Tanzania  

Kwa Familia Nzima ya Chiume. Nawapa pole nyingi, na kuomba Mungu awatie nguvu katika kipindi hiki kigumu cha kuondokewa na mzee wetu. Bwana alitoa, Bwana ametwaa. Jina lake lihimidiwe. Amina.

11-27-2007 6:05 AM -- By: Mikky,  From: Tanzania  

God rest yuo Chume in peace. You was the best fighter.


11-27-2007 5:46 AM -- By: Maka Mwamwaja,  From:  

Nathan, my deepest condolences to your entire family at this time of sorrow. Tunawaombea faraja wewe na familia yako yote katika wakati huu wa majonzi.

11-27-2007 2:40 AM -- By: Sunday Mkandawire,  From: Malawi  

It is unfortunate that the late Kanyama Chiume will be remembered for fhghting for a cause that he did not enjoy.Also thanks to Tanzanians for mourning along Malawians, at least from the online newspapers.Let those chronicling the life and achievements of Kanyama Chiume do so sooner than later. Lets read about those. There is also need for reproduction of his autobiographies. May his soul rest in peace.

11-27-2007 1:53 AM -- By: joyce golowa matewere,  From: zomba  

a great loss,I knew him personally a wiseman,may his soul rest in peace

11-27-2007 1:21 AM -- By: Ismael Mwita,  From: Tanzania Investment Centre  

Ninapenda kuwapa pole kwa msiba mkubwa uliyowakuta wana wa Africa hususan familia ya Mpendwa wetu na Mwana harakati mwenzetu ndugu Kanyama Chiume. Kimwili umetutoka lakini kiroho upo nasi na mawazo yako na hekima zako zitazidi kuwepo watu wote wa malawi wanakulilia na watakukumbuka pia. Pole sana Ndugu yetu Willium Chiume, Tulimpenda sana baba lakini Mungu alimpenda zaidi. Tunapokuwa tukihani msiba huu tukumbuke maneno ya Biblia Takatifu Yanayosema 'Kila nafsi itaonja Umauti' Bwana ametoa na Bwana ametwaa, Jina lake Lihimidiwe. Amen.

11-26-2007 11:48 PM -- By: charles tembo,  From:  

may his soul rest in peace

11-26-2007 11:47 PM -- By: charles tebo,  From:  

may his soul rest in peace

11-26-2007 8:34 PM -- By: Jaclyn Perlman,  From:  

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time.


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