Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson Reverend Patrick Semphere has died of Covid-19.
MHRC Executive Secretary Habiba Osman said Rev Semphere died on Thursday at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe.
Rev Semphere also served as board chairperson for the Media Council of Malawi (MCM) from 2007 to 2014 and was instrumental in resuscitating the media body.
In his reaction, MCM Chairperson Wisdom Chimgwedwe described Semphere’s death as a big blow to the media flaternity.
Chimgwedwe said, “The media fraternity has lost a father and we will miss him.”