Malawi’s BBC journo Tenthani hospitalised after car crash

Malawi’s BBC correspondent and Sunday Times ‘Muckraking’ columnist, Raphael Tenthani is hospitalised after a car crash.

Seasoned journalist Felix Mponda wrote on his Facebook page that Tenthani was involved in an accident Thursday night in Liwonde.

Mponda said Tenthani was transferred to Zomba Hospital for medical attention.

Tenthani on his hospital bed: Stable. Photo: Hastings Maloya

He then updated the status on Friday that Tenthani “was transferred to Queens Hospital (in Blantyre) Friday night from Zomba and is admitted to 5A, bed 16.”

Tenthani, according to Mponda, is being treated for head injuries.

However, there was good news from the journalist, according to Mponda: “he asked for his computer and wrote his Muckraking column from his bed, using one eye.”

“Despite the pain, he was full of humour, saying he would not want to miss his column for the first time since he launched it some four years ago.”

Mponda wrote that in his personal judgement, Tenthani “should be able to be discharged within a few days.”

Many people including journalists posted comments on Facebook, on Nyasanet  and Misa-Malawi chat forums wishing Tenthani “swift recovery.”

Tenthani‘s Muckraking on Sunday column will still appear in Sunday Times on December 4 from hospital bed, Nyasa Times learnt.

Apart from BBC,  renowned journalist Tenthani is also a correspondent of Associated Press  an American news agency and Pan African News Agency (Pana).

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