Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma laid to rest as Malawi grieves death of veteran broadcaster to Covid

Veteran broadcaster and legendary musician Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma has been laid to rest this afternoon after she succumbed to Covid-19 in the morning.

Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma: The diva

Tributes keep on coming for the versatile broadcaster who inspired many young broadcasters.

She has been laid to rest at Chinsapo in Lilongwe.

Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapte and Minister of Information Gospel Kadzako led journalists in the country in mourning for Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma, known for her excellent news reading on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS)where she worked as head of women and children desk.

Chidzanja Nkhoma made her name while working for taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

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Phuma kachilima.
6 months ago

Kodi u hero wa Maria uli pati? Even her singing was not classic by any means, why the hype? Just poti anali wa MCP ndiye basi tibooke nawo mmimba maliro a covid-19 wa?

Wawo
Wawo
6 months ago

If you have got nothing nice to say,it is better to shut up!

Lego
6 months ago

If you don’t about her historical background you better ask so that we can explain to you.

SAFUNSA ANADYA PHULA
SAFUNSA ANADYA PHULA
6 months ago
Reply to  Lego

Saints I just wanted to understand the word ” Veteran ” was late Nankhoma once in the Army? Or in military wing of police? I just want to know. She was once a mentor to my mum, before my mum left Trutones at Mount Soche with John Longwe to become a chichiri Queen.?

Boma lenileni
Boma lenileni
6 months ago

You are better off being quiet and saying nothing rather than talk rubbish rhethoric devoid of history or knowledge of the person.. Disgusting Phuma Kachilima.
You are simply a political sellout!! Maria ‘s death ( MHSRIP) has absolutely nothing to do with politics!!! Shame on you

Nyoni
Nyoni
6 months ago

Covid is real. Tell Joyce banda

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
6 months ago

It’s high time we have a heroes acre. This thing of burying Icon and true legends in chisapo must stop . During campaign our politicians make lots of promises but once in power and getting intoxicated with our taxes they forget. Let’s have one national one and at district level for those that may want to sleep in their home district. We need history Maria was a giant. She deserved a mini state funeral You can’t compare her with reef ruffs masquerading as politicians. Misonkho apenga nayo kale kuyidya.

Sayikoloni Ludzi
Sayikoloni Ludzi
6 months ago
Reply to  Kalulu Wadwala

I think Chinsapo was her home village and that’s why she was laid to rest there near her ancestors. Iwe umafuna akaikidwe ku Area 18 ngati madobadoba omanga ma manshoni ntauni oopa coffin kukafikira pamtengo kapena nyumba yodinda yamaudzu kumudzi. Stop despising areas where people come from. True Chinsapo Township is a slum associated with poor people but there are also high ranking govt officials including retired vice presidents, judges, directors, MPs, professors, doctors, etc including rich business people who sometimed decide to be buried there so who are to say anybody buried at Chinsapo is not given last befitting… Read more »

SAFUNSA ANADYA PHULA
SAFUNSA ANADYA PHULA
6 months ago
Reply to  Kalulu Wadwala

You are right kwabasi

Kagwa
Kagwa
6 months ago

This is very shocking! I liked the way she was reading news at ZBS. This is a great loss to the Nation at large. I lament her death greatly.

Nyasatimes
Nyasatimes
6 months ago

Maria. Rest In peace Lady. Kapumuleni mayi.

Twinky
Twinky
6 months ago
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I want to join

Mphatso M
Mphatso M
6 months ago

Mama Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma, may your soul rest in everlasting peace. You were a true daughter and the pride of Malawi, an enchanting voice of our country, and you inspired many of us, while growing up in the 80s, to be confident in speaking English. The 120 Show on MBC Radio for example, including the numerous songs with MBC Band and the Chichiri Queens, your great work at Zodiak Radio, including the theatre and all the other outstanding work you have done, are just a few examples of the remarkable and exceptional qualities you had. Mama Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma, you… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Mphatso M
Phyot Olera Kun Yini
6 months ago

Komatu ndiye anasosoka maliya kikik. Azimayi chenjerani, beauty is temporary . Lekani kunyada.

Thokozani Abdallah
Thokozani Abdallah
6 months ago

Twinky

Nyoni
Nyoni
6 months ago

Anakukananitu inu. Inu ndi aja mkazi akalukanani mumayamba kunyoza. Zopanda mchele

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
6 months ago

Kuyankhula kwa bwanji uku? Tiyeni tilire maliro. You may focus on her past but get surprised that she is with the Lord.

Donald McLean
6 months ago

R.I.P. Mama

Ida
Ida
6 months ago

Rest in God’s Eternal peace Mama. You were my role model when I was growing up. Reading English news bulletin on MBC radio 1 made me aspire to be a journalist though I ended up doing something else. Lord have Mercy on your people. The country has lost

Mpakateni
6 months ago

Ulesi mtolankhani. Is this all about Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma. When writing about celebrities do research and bring out more information so those that didn’t know about the person should learn. Not impressive story.

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