Malawi Crash: Major Dies 4 Months To Wedding, Invitation Card Details Leak

Malawi Crash: Major Dies 4 Months To Wedding, Invitation Card Details Leak

  • Major Wales Jordan Aidini's uncle announced his death hours after Malawi president Lazurus Chakwera confirmed the demise of 10 officials after a plane crash
  • Aidini died alongside Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima after a military plane they were travelling in crashed in Chikangwa Forest
  • The major was set to wed his wife, Toana Patience, on October 5, and their wedding invitation card has emerged, leaving many in tears

Malawi: A card bearing the wedding details of a military officer, Major Wales Jordan Aidini, has emerged, leaving netizens heartbroken.

Major Wales Jordan Aidini's (r) poses or a photo, Photos from the scene (r) where the chopper carrying Aidini and nine others crashed.
Major Wales Jordan Aidini was set to get married before he died in a plane crash. Photos: Mkamanga Sydney, Benson Jackson Ojesi.
Source: UGC

What happened to the vice president of Malawi?

Malawi's vice president Saulos Chilima and nine other people died when a military plane they were travelling in crashed in Chikangwa Forest.

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera confirmed the death of Chilima and the other nine occupants of the ill-fated plane.

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According to Chakwera, the 10 left Lilongwe, the capital, on Monday, June 10, at 9.17 a.m. and were expected to land at Mzuzu Airport at 10.02 a.m., but their aircraft could not land due to poor visibility.

"Despite the experience of the aircraft crew, something terrible happened to that aircraft sending it crashing down and killing everyone on board. I understand these feelings of pain and helplessness because I feel them too. It is important that we comfort each other now and the weeks to come as we mourn together," Chakwera said in a statement.

Major Wales Aidini's wedding

It has been reported that Major Wales Aidini was part of 10 Malawians who perished in the crash. Family and friends shared a wedding card with details of Aidini's wedding.

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Aidini and his beautiful wife, Toana Patience, were set to marry on Saturday, October 5.

The wedding ceremony was supposed to be officiated at Nkolokoti CCAP in Blantyre before a reception at Game Haven in Thyolo, Malawi.

Here is the photo of the wedding card

Netizens have mourned the major and condoled with his family

Benson Jackson Ojesi said:

"We have lost our son of the soil, my nephew, Major Wales Aidini, in a plane crash which claimed lives of 10 dedicated Malawians including the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Rt. Hon. Dr Saulos Chilima.. May their souls rest in peace ."

Angela Marindich said:

"Condolences to you and the people of Malawi, it is well..."

Mike Charles Banda wrote:

"Major Aidini, rest in peace bro.."

Mkamanga Sydney said:

"Rest Well Major Wales Aidini..."

Maria Maluza wrote:

"Heartbreaking ️."

Iran declares five-day mourning for late president

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YEN.com.gh reported that Iran declared a five-day mourning for President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash.

Raisi, a Shiite, was seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

World leaders on Monday, May 20, mourned Raisi's tragic death as his allies hailed him.

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