Malawi President Peter Mutharika today said he learnt with deep shock the untimely death of Edward Chitsulo, who until his death at Blantyre Adventist Hospital was Managing Editor for the Nation Publications Limited (NPL).
“The President joins all Malawians in expressing his condolences to the bereaved family, the NPL, the Media Institute of Sothern Africa – Malawi Chapter, the entire media fraternity and the Malawi nation for the loss of a journalist par excellence,” reads a statement from State House.
“Mr. Chitsulo was not an ordinary media practitioner. He was a patriot who, through his writings, fought for and shaped democracy in Malawi. As a media trainer, he helped in the growth of the industry not only in Malawi but in the entire region. As an editor, he helped in the development of Malawi by sensitising our people regarding their rights and responsibilities,” Mutharika said in the statement.
State House said Chitsulo will be missed for his charm, his courage, his zeal, his skills and his willingness to share his ideas with all.