Malawian President Peter Mutharika who is in the country for a two day state visit, this morning visited the Presidential burial Site at Embassy Park to lay wreaths on the grave sites for the three late Zambian Presidents.
Professor Mutharika who was accompanied by his wife Gertrude arrived at Embassy Park at about 09:52 hours and was received by Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Chalwe Lombe and Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula.
The Malawian Head of State and his wife laid wreaths at late President Michael Sata’s grave before proceeding to lay wreaths at late President Levy Mwanawasa’s Mausoleum and later at late President Fredrick Chiluba’s Mausoleum which is still under construction.
Professor Mutharika later signed in the visitor’s book at Embassy Park before he proceeded to pay a courtesy call on First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at his residence.
And National Heritage Conservation Commission, Regional Director for East Central Region, Kagosi Mwamulowe explained to President Mutharika and his wife about what the features on the three Presidential grave sites represented.
Mr. Mwamulowe said the three concrete steps on late President Sata’s grave represented the three years that he was in office as Republican President.
He further said late President Mwanawasa’s mausoleum which has a shape of a stool represents that he died as a sitting President while the pillars that hold the mausoleum have a shape of a boot representing the fight against corruption that he fought hard to eradicate in the country.
Mr. Mwamulowe also explained that the shape of late Former President Chiluba’s Mausoleum which is in a chapel form stands for his efforts in declaring Zambia as a Christian nation while the shape of a tie in front the Mausoleum represents the smart kind of a person that he was.
The Malawian President who will return to Malawi today graced this year’s 89th Agricultural and Commercial Show.