Jolly ‘Osaweta’ Kalelo dies: Former MCP spokesman and broadcaster

Former renowned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) presenter Jolly Kalelo has died.

Jolly Kalelo

Kalelo, who once served as  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) publicity secretary, breathed his last at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe on Thursday morning.

He is also former Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City North and fondly called ‘Osaweta

Family relations said the departed broadcaster-cum-politician’s death has nothing to do with the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

“On a sad note we have lost our dedicated MCP member  Jolly Kalero formely of MBC and former MP. He was sick but not Covid-19- He has died this morning at KCH,” says the message an MCP member has posted on one of their forums.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Kalelo endeared himself to listeners in 1990s because of his jokes on MBC’s Tadzuka Sitidziwa Anzathu Programme.

He later resigned to contest for a parliamentary seat which he successfully secured.

But he  lost in the subsequent election.

He then secured a job at Beyond FM before moving to Pentecostal Life Radio where he resigned to venture into an entrepreneurship.

Until his demise, the talented Kalelo was operating a taxi in Lilongwe.

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Marumbo
1 month ago

Anakalamba kwambiri komanso umphawi unamuchulukira plus ndale zotukwana zija plus joining hrdc demonstrations too much. That way he couldn’t jump death and hell.

Malawi belong to the citizens

RIP Okalero

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

Tataya anthu pa bwana Kalelo it reminds us of Philip Moyo. Giants of the morning programmes on MBC you shared your humour and mirth to us bwana we still recall your MBC stint

George Victor
1 month ago

The likes of Phillip Moyo aka O Mwala MHSRIP …ADA D E ..Davis Mussa.MHSRIP..and Steven Maseya aka Uncle Gitabo… Anthu awa amasangalatsa kwambiri pa radio 1…may his soul rest in Peace..I personally will his jokes …Pumani bwino O Kalero..

Lilongwe
1 month ago

Rest in peace mr kalelo. Will always remember our time together soon after your graduation from chanco.

Ida
Ida
1 month ago

May your soul rest in peace Mr Kalelo. Tidzaisowa voice yanu pa radio

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

What does it matter whether it was covid 19 or not? Covid 19 is just another virus and anybody can get it, why all this unnecessary stigma or sensitivity around the issue?

Tajompha
Tajompha
1 month ago

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

The guy was just good to be with. Very friendly and will be missed by just many. Rest in Peace Kalelo.

ABRA
ABRA
1 month ago

REST WELL HOME BOY KALELO

Yekha
Yekha
1 month ago
Reply to  ABRA

RIP Mr Kalero

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