Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima who perished in a plane crush has been laid to rest at his rural home in Nsipe, Ntcheu.

The burial followed a memorial service led by president Lazarus Chakwera in honour of Chilima and eight others who also perished in the accident.

The casket containing Chilima’s remains was lowered into the grave by members of the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF).

Former President Arthur Peter Mutharika and Former First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika and other prominent people paid their final respects.

Chilima is survived by his wife, Mary, and two children, Sean and Elizabeth