Tenthani killed in car crash: BBC, Associated Press correspondent in Malawi

Respected journalist and influential columnist Raphael Kinn Tenthani was killed Saturday night in a car crash at Kamwamba, Zalewa Road.

Tenthani:  The muckracker is  killed in a car crash

Tenthani: The Malawi Muckracker is killed in a car crash

Details were sketchy but an eye witness Tiya Somba Banda, a Super League of Malawi treasurer general said it was “terrible” accident.

Tenthani’s body was taken to Mlambe Hospital mortuary in Blantyre and later transferred to College of Medicien.

His two children who survived the accident are at Queens Elizabeth central hospital receiving treatment.

He was a freelance journalist , a BBC correspondent and well known for his popular column, “The Muckraking” which appeared on Nyasa Times, Sunday Times and was also well known for providing political analysis on topical issues.

Tenthani was also a correspondent for Associated Press  Pan African News Agency, the Maravi Post and Nyasa Times.

He was named by Malawi’s flagship online news Nyasa Times as its ‘person of the year’ for 2014 (http://www.nyasatimes.com/2014/12/31/nyasa-times-person-of-the-year-goes-to-malawi-media-and-tenthani)

Tenthani was also Best Columnist, MISA Malawi Awards – 2012, for Daily Times  and UN Media Award 2010, for Associated Press Millennium Development Goals (MDG) correspondence.

Human rights campaigner at Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitations (CHRR) Makhumbo R Munthali said Tenthani’s detah is “great blow” not only to the media fraternity but also to the entire democratic governance realm.

“ He was an activist in and out, a true patriot that exposed the gaffes of our collapsing public service without fear and favour. He will be remembered as one of the fiercest columnist who called a spade a spade – a scenario that often landed him in bad books with those in authority,” Munthali told Nyasa Times.

Tenthani has been the subject of controversy for his candid reporting on political issues.


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God First

We are very saddened with his death,he was indeed a true patriot. May his soul RIP

Madalitso gola mwanza
Madalitso gola mwanza

R. I. P

Boyd Mogha

Words are so scarce to express the shock of losing such a fine & renowned journalist.Malawi has lost the voice of the voiceless who fearlessly made the political leadership stand on their toes.





Mike Dulira

Rest in peace angoni…

mulungu akuona

thats ur tactic of killing ur opponents.JB anakukanikani, nw u decided to kill Thenthani thinking that u wl now rest? Mawa ndiyanu mudziwe.,palibe wamuyaya…min. Of infor. have ur say again.


nthawi inakwana may his soul rest in pis


May his soul rest in peace. will miss his deep contributions to public debate.


koma sanamwe chibuku super mkulu ameneyu?

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