Death has been announced of Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter Trustee Dr. Tikhala Chibwana.

Chibwana died on Sunday, June 7, 2020 after a week-long battle with stroke.

Until his passing, Dr. Chibwana was a Trustee of MISA Regional Secretariat and Africa Director for Women in News.

In a statement released and signed by MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Temweka Ndanga said Chibwana was a source of knowledge and experience in the journalism fraternity and will be remembered as an experienced and dedicated media professional and fatherly figure to most journalists.

He was one of the young pioneer journalists for one of the country’s flagship weeklies Malawi News, a paper that was purposely introduced to fight for the country’s independence.

Dr. Chibwana went on to become a General Manager for Blantyre Newspapers Limited, now Times Group and was appointed Trustee for the MISA Regional Board in 2012.

Burial for Dr. Chibwana will take place in Lilongwe on Tuesday, June 9 and vigil will be at his residence in Chitipi, along Lilongwe-Mchinji road.

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