MISA Zambia mourns the death of veteran broadcaster Ben Kangwa

MISA Zambia mourns the death of veteran broadcaster Ben Kangwa

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has learnt with shock and sadness the death of veteran broadcaster Ben Kangwa. Mr. Kangwa died in Lusaka on October 18, 2018 after an illness at Fairview Hospital.

Our first thoughts go out to Mr. Kangwa’s wife, children and family, to whom we offer our sincerest condolences. We also grieve with all his admirers and the entire media fraternity, and join them in mourning the loss of this inspirational professional.

Uncle Ben as he was fondly known by some in the media circles worked for the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) for a period spanning 25 years and rising to the position of Director of Programs.

Mr. Kangwa who had unwavering standards of professionalism and a furnace that added value to the media profession in Zambia also served as Deputy Ambassador at Zambian Mission in Washington.

MISA Zambia will fondly remember him for having produced and presented a ‘live’ phone in program on Media Reforms on both radio and television for a stretch of four years running.

He has departed at a time when the media industry in Zambia needed his skills and especially his untiring professional guidance. Being a dedicated member of MISA Zambia, Mr. Kangwa will be remembered for constantly championing, media freedom and freedom of expression. His guidance and fatherly love for MISA Zambia has left a very big gap which will take time to be filled.

As we celebrate the life of this journalist, MISA Zambia joins the family in mourning the departed media professional. We pray for Gods strength during this difficult moment.

Hyde Haguta,

Vice Chairperson-MISA Zambia

About MISA Zambia

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia 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.