Joana Ntaja, Mayor of Zomba, dies at age of 30

Death has been announced of councilor Joana Ntaja, who was also mayor of Zomba – Malawi’s oldest city, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Mayor Ntaja: Nomore

Mayor Ntaja: Nomore

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) publicist Francis Kasaila, a party to which Ntaja belonged, confirmed the development with local press Sunday.

Ntaja is said to have passed on Sunday morning at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre after a short illness.

Kasaila said there was still scanty information regarding the cause of her death and funeral arrangements.

He, however, said details would be made available to the public soonest.

The body of late Ntaja has been taken to College of Medicine mortuary for preservation.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika said he learnt with “regret and deep sadness” the untimely death of the Mayor.

“The death of Councilor Ntaja, who was a dedicated member of the ruling Democratic Progress Party (DPP), is more heartrending because she was youthful, dying at a young age of 31 and only female Mayor in this country,” said Mutharika in a condolence statement issued by State House press officer Chikondi Juma.

“ The nation has lost a productive and useful young woman, a meaningful player at all levels of the socio-economic developent.”

Ntaja was elected councilor in the May 20 tripartite elections and as mayor on 14th July, 2014. She was a holder of an advanced diploma in business management.

She was the sixth mayor for the city and the first female in its history. Ntaja was a native of Zomba, where she is expected to be laid to rest.

Ntaja is survived by a husband and 3 children.

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74 thoughts on “Joana Ntaja, Mayor of Zomba, dies at age of 30”

  1. Mbukavu says:

    So sad RIP

  2. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    So sad! Gone too early. You were a good role model to the young girls. RIP Joana

  3. patrick Namaja says:

    very sad news indeed anthu aku zomba tili pa umphawi wa mayor

  4. Dr. Mango says:

    Papa, no foul language please. Let us promote Love, Peace and Harmony!!!

  5. NAMITENGO says:

    sole

  6. Woitsata Nyasa says:

    ANALYST @ 62!!! is Kasungu a City or Municipal to have a Mayor? You mean Councillor maybe? Or maybe it is me to be schooled?

  7. nazimbiri says:

    SAD NEWS INDEED

  8. ANALYST says:

    We have a female Mayor in my home in Kasungu; Nyasatimes – wake up please!!!! Such poorly researched stories (and full of spelling, grammatical errors) are a curse to journalism….

  9. papa says:

    Ndiye municipality imakhala ndi mayor? CHITSIRU IWE ETI?

    1. pina says:

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  10. ATIMESIYA says:

    Mitala imaphetsa, unachepa nazo izi…………pepa akupweteka nawo matalazimu kkkkkkkk

  11. khuere says:

    AMALAWIAN WE ARE LIKE THIS WHEN SOME THING HAS HAPPEN WE DO NOT FIND OUT timangoti ndi momwe zinayenera kuchitikira lets start finding how this death has happened

  12. Agalu Pa Mpando[APM] says:

    RIP! Ayenera kuti amupha ameneyu.DPP sizasiya kupha.

  13. bwanji kodi says:

    zoonadi abwino zakhalitsa Mulungu mukanatenga pitala zikadatichitira ubwino ndithu may her soul rest in peace

  14. Maximum Prison says:

    Atenge kaye Tembo asanatenge Pitala! Kenako atenge Hule lija lolanda amuna lija! Fotseke. Ukafunira zoipa nzako zoipazo zimabwelera kwa iwe so watch out! Imfa siyoseweretsa!

  15. MWALA KULIMBA says:

    ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT SOME ARE MAKING FUNNY COMMENTS OVER HER DEATH.ARE WE ADVISING THE ALMIGHTY AS TO WHO HE COULD HAVE TAKEN .HE CREATS AND TAKES WHAT HE WILLS AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME.
    MAY HER SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

  16. tell me says:

    really ? I met this woman last summer and she looked health…. anyways I guess we never know when it is time to bite the dust RIP

  17. Bob says:

    Too bad. MHSRIP

  18. Kanyimbi says:

    She was not the only female Mayor. There is another female Mayor By the name Ireen Katola for Kasungu Municipality.

    1. skirt chaser says:

      amwene akutanthauza mu history ya Zomba City

  19. NYOWANI says:

    may her soul rest in peace

  20. doreen Mikwanda says:

    Too bad. We miss you my dear Joana. Only God knows why you have to leave so early like this.

  21. mwamusanga says:

    Only God knows, Rest in peace

  22. harrinya says:

    Rest in Peace our Mayor…..

  23. BigMan says:

    RIP

  24. Pepa mai anga. too soon to die, why?

  25. John M says:

    Bwanji akanamwalira ndi Pitala! Ationongela dziko ameneyu! Rip ma Ccta.

  26. Clement says:

    Am shocked, Rest In Peace Joana.

  27. Alungwana says:

    So young to die!

  28. titus Scoti says:

    Death is no respecter of age indeed! Joana has departed so young. God gave and He has taken, glory be to His name. May her soul rest in eternal peace!

    1. Chirwa says:

      My condolences to the flcouncollors mgt & egagfv of aXomba city & bereaved family especially the husband, children & her mother – Mayi Chimgoga. May her soul rest in peace.

    2. Chirwa says:

      My condolences to the councillors mgt & staff of Zomba city & bereaved family especially the husband, children & her mother – Mayi Chimgoga. May her soul rest in peace.

  29. anguye says:

    too bad

  30. Nyamkaka says:

    Very bad. May her soul RIP

  31. james mvula says:

    It is too bad and too early. May Her Peace Rest In Eternal Peace.

  32. james mvula says:

    Sad news. May Her Soul Rest In Peace.

  33. nyapankhwesah says:

    Very sad indeed

  34. MJ boy says:

    No doubt achita chokonza anzake,akufuna udindo wakewo.believe me. May HSRIP AMEN

  35. Tonny says:

    Its too eary,may her soul rest in peace.

  36. N.zinyongo. lilongwe says:

    Its sad

  37. Jeke says:

    Iwe imfa ndiwe wankhaza ulibe kaso. Mkazi wokongola uto wodunika kukhala first lady. Osati zinazi. RIP

  38. Juliana Guga says:

    Bwanji iwe imfa osatenga pitala ndiye wokalamba kaya?

  39. Sally G says:

    May her soul rest in peace

  40. Vivo says:

    Pepani achibale onse M
    HSRP

  41. Charles says:

    I feel sorry
    , let The Lord remember her

  42. fucked guy ask if zomba is city .rest in peace our beloved mayor we will miss u with your service

  43. A MPINGO says:

    KOMA IMFA KUTENGA WANA ANZERU KUTISIYIRA VINKHALAMBA VOTHA NTCHITO VOSATHANDIZA KONSE EEE OOOH !!!

  44. Achimidzimidzi says:

    I may say it’s too early to depart. Sorry bereaved family.
    MHSRIP

  45. chembwiye says:

    May her soul rest in peace. You have left too young madam

  46. these hoes aint loyal says:

    is zomba a city?

  47. Enukweni says:

    So sad , she was developmental conscious

  48. Chemtukanika says:

    Pepani kwa anamfedwa onse.MHSRIP.

  49. Qabaniso says:

    May her soul rest in peace.

  50. Wamisa osagenda says:

    Rip

  51. Lutepo says:

    So sad! Has gone young, may her soul rest in eternal peace

  52. cbk says:

    oh!gosh!what went wrong to this native of my dist?enlighten me please!i sorry to the bereaved family.

  53. zomwezo says:

    So sad MHSRIP

  54. Responsible Citizen says:

    Why so early mama. Any way RIP

  55. Shad Matemba says:

    So Sad 2 The Family

  56. Manyi afiti says:

    Gud night ngati unachita bwino tizaonana

  57. daudi mj says:

    may her soul rest in peace

  58. hendrina says:

    Condolences to Zomba City Council. The death announcement should have come from the city council where she served as mayor and not from the political party. RIP our Mayor.

  59. George says:

    May Her soul rest in peace

  60. Geoffrey Chimuliwo says:

    Rest in peace

  61. zangazokha says:

    RIP

  62. Davie Msankhire says:

    May her soul rest in eternal peace..

  63. Special advisor says:

    Gone too soon, too sad!

  64. too bad she was so young our green city would have developed my zomba but why joana? too early may her soul rest in peace

  65. losco says:

    Very sorry indeed!!!

  66. mbwaxe says:

    Too bad to die at 31!!!!!!!!!

  67. Jihad John says:

    Why so young? This world is very cruel leaving old men like Mugabe and Pitala.

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