A project leads by Disabled Peoples' International

In loving memory of Joshua Teke Malinga

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we bid farewell to a cherished member of our DPI family, Joshua Teke Malinga, who passed away on 8 September 2023. Joshua was not only a colleague, but a beacon of inspiration, dedication and unwavering commitment to our organisation.

Joshua's journey with DPI was marked by exceptional and genuine passion, his policy direction went far beyond the boundaries of his role and he was a driving force in our mission to make a difference in the world.

Joshua Malinga was always a leader who brought people together, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie within DPI. His legacy at DPI will forever be remembered for the positive impact he had on the lives of billions of people around the world. His dedication to making the world a better place was an inspiration to us all, and his remarkable speeches on development were the ultimate goal he placed at the heart of DPI. 

He left an indelible mark on our organisation and will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Joshua's family and loved ones at this difficult time. May his spirit continue to guide us as we carry on his legacy and strive to uphold the values and principles he held dear.

Rest in peace, Joshua Teke Malinga. You will remain in our hearts forever.

10 September 2023


Condolence Messages


Dear Families Members Mr. Joshua Malinga,

The sad news I have received from our DPI Europe Chairperson that our another first line leader of the disabled people's movement of the world Mr Joshua Milinga has passed away. We from Bangladesh DPI express our sadness with all his family members. It is of course a great loss to the disability movement.


Please convey our condolences to Mr Joshua Malinga's family and friends there in Zimbabwe, noting that Mr Joshua Milinga was a great leader, we acknowledge his immense contributions in the field of human rights and development and his contribution in DPI activities. I also acknowledge that Mr Joshua Malinga's contribution will accelerate the movement of disabled people. We the disabled people of Bangladesh pray to God to rest his soul in peace.


Abdus Sattar Dulal, UNESCAP Disability Rights Champion

BPKS Complex

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

12 September 2023