(Bloomberg) -- Malawi named Michael Bizwick Usi as the new vice president after his predecessor, Saulos Chilima, died in a plane crash last week. 

Usi, 56, a well-known comedian, is known for his role in a TV series called Tikuferanji or Why are we dying? He’s currently the minister for natural resources, according to a statement from President Lazarus Chakwera’s office. 

Chilima, who had been a potential candidate for the top job in next year’s elections, and nine other passengers were killed in a plane crash shortly after 9 a.m. local time on June 10.

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