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APRA Extends Condolences To Malawi Over Plane Crash Tragedy


Jun 12, 2024

The African Public Relations Association (APRA) has expressed deep condolences to the Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM), the government, and the citizens of Malawi following the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima and nine others on June 10, 2024.

In a letter dated June 11, 2024, addressed to Benson Linje, President of PRSM, APRA described the incident as a significant loss for Malawi and the African continent. The letter, signed by APRA Secretary-General Omoniyi Ibietan, conveyed profound shock and sadness over the tragedy.

“We write to express our profound shock and sadness at the tragic plane crash that caused the death of H.E. Dr. Saulos Chilima, the Vice President of Malawi, and nine others on Monday, June 10, 2024. On behalf of the African Public Relations Association (APRA), we extend our heartfelt condolences to you, our colleagues in the Public Relations Society of Malawi, and the great people of Malawi,” the letter stated.

APRA emphasized its solidarity with Malawi during this time of mourning, recognizing the profound impact of the loss on both the nation and the continent. “We share in the pain and the grief at tending this huge loss, not only to the people of Malawi but to the African continent,” the letter continued.

The association also extended heartfelt sympathies from its council and all members, including institutional, corporate, and individual members. APRA committed to keeping the people of Malawi in their thoughts and prayers, hoping that cherished memories of the deceased would provide strength and comfort.

“Please rest assured that, as we mourn the passing of these distinguished personalities and individuals, we also celebrate their lives and contributions to the Republic of Malawi and our dear continent. May their souls rest in peace,” the letter concluded.

The plane crash, which has deeply affected the nation, has led to an outpouring of grief and condolences from various international bodies and leaders, reflecting the high esteem in which Dr. Saulos Chilima and the other victims were held.

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