According to official communication from the Ministry, STA Ntholowa, whose name was Jefry Makatanji, died in the morning hours of 13th July 2018. He collapsed at his house and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Zomba Central Hospital.
STA Ntholowa was born in 1938 and was installed as STA Ntholowa in 2001. He is survived by a wife, 4 children 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Burial of STA Ntholowa took place on Sunday, 15th July 2018 at his Ntholowa headquaters in Zomba.