Nation Publications Limited (NPL) managing editor Edward Chitsulo who died in the early hours Sunday after a short illness will be laid to rest tomorrow [Tuesday, March 17].
Chitsulo, one of the most refined and accomplished journalists and media trainer, died Sunday at Blantyre Adventist Hospital at the age of 56.
Tentative funeral arrangements, according to his family and employers NPL are as follows:
His body will be taken from College of Medicine today (Monday) at 9am to his Nyambadwe residence for viewing.
Thereafter, the body will be taken to St Columba CCAP Church for funeral service at 11am.
After funeral service, the body will be taken to Ntepele village, near Nguludi Turn-Off on the road to Kanje market in Chiradzulu.
On Tuesday, the funeral service starts at 10am.
—Who is Chitsulo–
Chitsulo, born April 19 1956, graduated from Chancellor College and joined the Civil Service as a secondary school teacher.
He taught between 1982 and 1985 before joining Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) as a news reporter where he rose through the ranks to the position of editor of the Daily Times.
He co-established the defunct Michiru Sun newspaper in 1992 with Grey Mang’anda.
Chitsulo worked for Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) as senior course manager between 1995 and 1998.
He also worked as lecturer in language and communication studies at the Malawi Polytechnic between 1998 and 2003, before he moved to take the Public Relations post at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) until 2004.
He joined NPL in 2004 as Associate Editor and rose to the position of managing editor until his death.
He also held several professional responsibilities such as councillor for Media Council of Malawi, Trustee of the Malawi Writers Union (MAWU) and the Poverty Alleviation Trust Fund and Board Member of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra).