Dr Attati Mpakati (PhD) was a progressive scholar, freedom fighter, patriot and one of the charismatic political figures Malawi has ever had.
From 1974 to 1983 , he served as a leader of the biggest and most influential opposition political party which was agitating for democracy and human rights in Malawi called Socialist League of Malawi (LESOMA).
After surviving a parcel bomb attack in February 1979 in Maputo (Mozambique), Dr Attati Mpakati was abducted and assassinated on 23 March 1983 in Harare (Zimbabwe) by Dr Kamuzu Banda’s assailants working in collaboration with intelligence operatives from allies of Malawi Government.
He is therefore a matyr and one of the many unsung heroes of Malawi.
Against this backdrop, a memorial seminar for Dr Attati Mpakati has been organised to take place on 23 March 2019 in Lilongwe (Malawi) under the auspices of Lost History Foundation.
At this event, those who worked closely with him in LESOMA as leaders (Ambassador Kapote Mwakasungura and Mr. Frank Jiya); LESOMA students and youth cadres/organisers (Dr Munyenyembe, Hon. Khwauli Msiska, Ollen Mwalubunju, Life Sanudi, Undule Mwakasungura etc); representatives from Malawi Government, Family of Dr Attati Mpakati among others are expected to attend and deliver statements sharing their own recollections or experiences working with or under Dr Attati Mpakati in LESOMA.
At the same memorial event, Lost History Foundation will beam a short clip from a video documentary on Dr Attati Mpakati which is currently being produced.
Those who intend to attend the memorial seminar are welcome and more particularly financial contributions towards the budget for the event from well wishers to cater for transport, accommodation and meals for speakers who will be traveling from outside Lilongwe and other expenses will be greatly appreciated .
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