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Veteran broadcaster and longer time singer Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma has died.Chidzanja Nkhoma was working at Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).

According to a communication from ZBS, Nkhoma died Saturday morning at the Covid-19 Isolation Center at Kamuzu Central Hospital where she was being treated.

The private owned station says details of the burial ceremony will be communicated as and when they are ready and with full instructions of health authorities.

Nkhoma was until her death the head of the Section on Women and Children at ZBS.

In the 1980s, Nkhoma worked at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Programmes Department where she was announcer, producer and news anchor.

She was also part of the MBC band.

In 1994, Nkhoma moved to South Africa where she joined Channel for Africa, a broadcasting station under the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

She returned home in 2003 and did volunteer work at Radio Alinafe for nearly a year before joining ZBS as a part timer.

She was fully employed in 2006.

Source: MBCLive

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