(died 24 March 1983
) was a Malawian dissident
and leader of the Socialist League of Malawi
(LESOMA) from 1975 until his death. He was killed by a letter bomb while in exile in Zimbabwe. It is widely suspected that the parcel was sent by agents of President Hastings Kamuzu Banda
. Mpakati had survived a similar attack in 1979, which President Banda admitted ordering.