The Malawi nation is in a state of mourning following the death of the First Lady Madamme Ethel Mutharika on May 28, 2007. It has been reported that Madamme Mutharika, who was married to President Bingu wa Mutharika for 37 years, died at the New State House in the capital, Lilongwe, after battling with cancer for two years. She was 63. Her death is a big blow not only to the Mutharikas but to the entire Malawi nation because she was a MOTHER to the nation.

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the His Excellency Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, his family and the entire Malawi nation during this time of sorrow. I wish the president divine strength and that the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard his heart and mind in Christ Jesus.