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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BBC Malawian reporter dies in auto crash


Funeral of the long-serving BBC Malawi correspondent Raphael Tenthani who died in an auto crash was held Monday, family said, reports ITRealms.

The 43-year-old and 2010 United Nations (UN) Media Award winner on Millennium Development Goals, Tenthani died after the vehicle he was traveling in overturned near the city of Blantyre late Saturday.

Tenthani was well known across Malawi. He also worked for the Associated Press news agency and local newspapers.

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika said Tenthani would be remembered "as a man of immense talent... eloquence, humour and warmth".

BBC Africa editor Solomon Mugera said: Colleagues across BBC Africa are in deep shock after learning about the passing away of our Malawi reporter Raphael Tenthani. He was a consummate journalist who used his talent to powerfully tell the story of Malawi to the BBC's global audience.

"In addition to being humble, patient and generous, colleagues are also unanimous in their admiration of Raphael's enviable writing skills," Mugera said.

Rest in Peace Raphael!

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Pix: Late BBC Malawi correspondent Raphael Tenthani

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