Tributes are pouring in from around the world for Raphael Tenthani, who has died in a traffic accident aged 43. Known to BBC World Service listeners for his excellent reporting from Malawi, and to all Malawians as “The Muckraker” for his fearless column in the Sunday Times, Tenthani was a scourge of corrupt political elites and a fierce defender of press freedom. Over at Nyasa Times, Thom Chiumia paid tribute to his colleague and friend.

Malawi and Africa has lost a pillar of strength, and a brave and compassionate voice. We must protect our journalists. Rest in power, Muckraker.

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