MISA Malawi mourns awards judge Owen Kadewere
The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Malawi) is shocked with the sudden passing of long time MISA Malawi Awards Judge Owen Kadewere who passed on this morning at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.
Kadewere collapsed Wednesday evening and was rushed to African Bible College where he was referred to KCH.
Kadewere has served the media fraternity in different capacities but he will mostly be remembered as a journalism trainer and one of the most dedicated and reliable judges of the prestigious MISA Malawi Annual Media Awards.
Kadewere has served as a MISA Malawi Judge for over five years, serving as chair of the Awards Committee on two occasions.
A ‘gentle giant’ as known by his fellow judges, Kadewere will be remembered as a patient and hardworking individual always available to share his knowledge and experience.
Until his passing, Kadewere was the Public Relations Officer for the TEVET Authority and active journalism trainer and mentor. He was a trained journalist with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Malawi Polytechnic and recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Development Studies from Chancellor College.
MISA Malawi joins Malawians in general and the media fraternity in particular, in mourning Kadewere. He has departed at a time when the media industry in Malawi needed his skills and especially his untiring professional guidance. His passion and dedication for the sector and MISA Malawi work will always be in our hearts.
Our condolences therefore go to Kadewere’s family, colleagues and students. We pray for God’s strength during this difficult moment.
There will be mass today at his house along the Lilongwe Mchinji Road, close to Sol Farm. Burial will take place at Golomoti in Dedza on Sunday, November 11.
May the soul of Owen Kadewere rest in eternal peace.
About MISA Malawi
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.