Veteran broadcaster Everess Kayanula laid to rest in Mtsiro

By Burnett Munthali

The body of Everess Kayanula, a revered veteran broadcaster and former Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) employee, has been laid to rest in her home village of Mtsiro, located in Senior Chief Kayembe in Dowa District. The burial took place amidst an outpouring of respect and affection from the community.

Kayanula, who passed away on July 5, 2024, at the age of 66, was honored with a heartfelt farewell by hundreds of people from various walks of life. The gathering at Mdika School Ground in Mtsiro was a testament to the significant impact she had on those around her.

Kayanula laid to rest

Throughout her career with MBC, spanning from 1983 to 2018, Kayanula made notable contributions to Malawian media. She began her tenure as an Assistant Announcer and rose through the ranks to become the Controller of Programmes by the time of her retirement. Her dedication to broadcasting and her role in shaping MBC’s programming left a lasting legacy.

Kayanula was also celebrated for her role as an advisor and helper to those in need, underscoring her commitment to her community beyond her professional achievements. Her contributions were widely recognized, and her presence will be sorely missed by many.

She is survived by four children and 11 grandchildren, who now carry forward her memory and the values she exemplified throughout her life. Her passing marks the end of an era for many who knew and respected her.

The service in Mtsiro provided an opportunity for family, friends, and colleagues to pay their last respects and reflect on her enduring influence. Everess Kayanula’s life and career serve as a reminder of the profound impact one individual can have on both professional and personal communities.