Joy Radio manager dies: Lloyd Zawanda found unconscious in his home

Private owned Joy radio station manager Lloyd Zawanda has died suddenly after he was found uncoincious at his home in Blantyre on a day he was expected to fly to South Africa for a media conference.

Zawanda: No more

Zawanda a well-known veteran journalists joined Joy Radio as an editor after years of journalism in official Malawi News Agency.

The radio is owened by former president Bakili Muluzi  and was opened by former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa shortly before Muluzi retired as president in 2004 after two consecutive terms.

A spokesman for the radio confirmed Zawanda’s sudden death, saying he was found unconscious at his home as he was scheduled to travel to South Africa for a media meeting.

When a driver had come to pick him up, the house boy  said he was still in bed and when they checked he was unconscious.

He was taken to Blantyte Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“The family, many friends and colleagues across the country will be as devastated as we are by this shocking news,” Joy Radio spokesman said.

Nyasa Times understands he had suffered a heart attack.

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Kodi Amuha? Wankazi samafa. Kwathu mati pofera salambula. Tiona inu ngati simuzafa muli ndi akazi inu. Mutha kuzafera kumowa, poyenda ongogwa

Kennedy Kuntonda

May His Soul Rest in Peace, mmmmmmmmmmm

Yussuf Sambo

very sad and i couldn’t believe it at first, i was with him on sunday in Songani where Hon Atupele had a rally, we had a big hug and a talk for minutes not knowing that it was a good bye. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Phiri a kulu

can someone explain nicely here?? was he alone in the house?

Thandie wa Shadreck

Eish this is a huge and painful loss guys. I liked Loyd’s simple English speaking when he would present any item on Joy radio. He was a man full of information and wisdom.
My sincere condolences to the Zawanda family. We will all sadly miss this great man


Sad. RIP


Analibe mkazi?


Possibly yes, or possibly those scenarios where the wife stays in another city or district

Newton Chidothe

Mzimu wake uwuse mutendere……


This is so sad. I was one of his fans especially for his press review programme. May his soul rest in peace


This is tragic death of the veteran journalist. He was dedicated to his work at Joy and he run Joy as his own media house. Partly, this could be because of pressure. Muluzi never paid his staff for more than ten months and all the pressure from fellow staff and creditors was going to Mr Zawanda. Muluzi knows how much Mr Zawanda suffered from people looking for their money which Muluzi even Atupere never cared. Malawi has lost the real man in the media industry and this may lead to complete closure of Joy Station.


RIP Munthu wankulu amakhala yekha?

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