Misa Malawi mourns veteran broadcaster, media administrator Tony Kandiero

Veteran broadcaster and media administrator turned diplomat Tony Kandiero has died.

Kandiero: No more

Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter has confirmed of the death of Kandiero who worked for the state run Malawi Broadcasing Corporation (MBC) as a broadcaster before becoming its general manager.

MISA Malawi has joined the media fraternity in mourning Kandiero who has died at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre on Monday, February 15, 2021, after battling cancer.

He worked for MBC for 23 years and served as its General Manager between 1980 and 1988 before joining the foreign service.

His career as a diplomat took him to Zimbabwe and Botswana, London and the United States.

Kandiero was also Malawi’s Ambassador to Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico on non-residential basis.

Born on March 21, 1940, Kandiero also served in several boards at home and abroad.

For the media sector, Kandiero will be remembered as one of the best broadcasters who selflessly laid strong foundations for the professionalism we see today in the country’s broadcasting sector.

As a broadcaster and manager of the public broadcaster he worked with zeal and determination and helped several journalists to grow professionally.

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Celia Marks
Celia Marks
2 months ago

So sad to learn that Tony has died I feel so privileged to have met and worked with this huge personality in earlier days at MBC. Decades later, after a lifetime spent working with world famous broadcasters at the BBC, I recall Tony Kandiero’s mixture of fun, insight and professionalism as being up there with the best. Who knew then that this energetic young man would turn into such an accomplished elder statesman!

chipatso mbewe
chipatso mbewe
2 months ago

REST IN PEACE MR KANDIERO, indeed you contributed a lot to our nation


Big Mbuzi
Big Mbuzi
2 months ago

A life fully lived. A true gentleman and extraordinary diplomat. Rest in Peace Tony, you contributed greatly to Malawi.

Justice for all
Justice for all
2 months ago

Rest in peace

McBeth Msiyaludzu
2 months ago

Probably the only man in Malawi who had the courage to tell Kamuzu not to interfere with MBC because adio would one day destroy you and Kamuzu listened. Imagine in a one party environment that happened with no reprisals and yet our so called present Chief Excutives cannot even attempt to ask people at the level of cadets to keep their hands off MBC. Rest in eternal peace Antonio.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
2 months ago

We all miss TONY.He was one of best news readers in Nyasaland

mtete
mtete
2 months ago

The rare breed, I must say.
Humble, friendly and I knew him as a very effective CEO, at least at the then Portland Cement.
I personally will miss him. MHSRIP

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
2 months ago

Muzungu with RP. Onyata onyada ndi chingelezi. He was a role model his news reading was just magnificent his taking in of breath as he read the news at 8pm. He never exaggerated in his pronunciation of all words he never sounded more than the native English speakers. A brilliant reader he was.
To which schools did he go? Where was he born? We are interested in this broadcasting luminary give us his life journey he is in the class of unique journalists in our Malawi

McBeth Msiyaludzu
2 months ago
Reply to  CESSPOOL

Lower Shire man, a graduate of University of Reading in the UK. Broadcasting was in his blood. He even made the British listen to him in disbelief that he was from Malawi when he briefly read the news at the BBC Bush House in London in the 70s. His counterpart Lucius Chikuni is still alive in Bvumbwe. Journalists who want to get details about his career can reach Lushas (the way he used to pronounce his name) Chikuni.I am glad CESSPOOL you have mentioned Kandiero never exegerated pronunciation. It’s a pity our news readers these days exegerate not only pronunciation,… Read more »

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
2 months ago

Thank you for the additional information we crowded around the radio just to listen to Tony Kandiero news reading he had a sharp ear to the flow of the English language as he studied here and the UK
Ana apa Malawi aluso lawo we still need a detailed report on this bwana chonde tipatseni his entire background osati formform fake school tikufuna mwana odziwa English

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