• Born date: 1929-11-22
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 2007-11-21
Kanyama Chiume

Kanyama Chiume (22 November 1929 – 21 November 2007) was born Murray William Kanyama Chiume, in Nkhata Bay District, Nyasaland, where he became a leading nationalist in the struggle for Malawi’s independence in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also one of the leaders of the Nyasaland African Congress and served as the Minister of Education and the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the 1960s before fleeing the country after the 1964 Cabinet Crisis.