APRA Expresses Condolences Over Tragic Plane Crash in Malawi

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The African Public Relations Association (APRA) has conveyed its 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 H.E. Dr. Saulos Chilima and nine others on June 10, 2024.

In a condolence letter dated June 11, 2024, and addressed to Benson Linje, President of PRSM, the continental association described the incident as a “huge loss, not only to the people of Malawi but also to the African continent.”

“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 read.

APRA emphasized its solidarity with the people of Malawi during this time of national mourning. “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 expressed hopes that the cherished memories of the departed would bring strength, and that the support of friends, colleagues, compatriots, other pan-Africanists, and well-wishers around the world would help bring comfort to PRSM and the people of Malawi.

“The Council and all members (institutional, corporate, and individual) of APRA offer heartfelt sympathies and will continue to remember the great people of Malawi in our entreaties,” the letter added.

APRA concluded its message with prayers for the families, friends, and loved ones of the deceased to find strength and comfort during this tragic time. “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 closed.

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