Citizen TV news anchor Victoria Rubadiri is mourning the death of her grandfather Prof. David Rubadiri.

In a tweet, Ms. Rubadiri announced that her grandfather passed away on Saturday.

She went ahead to say that her grandfather’s words continue to inspire many people across Africa and she will continue to carry the Rubadiri name with pride.

“This literary giant now rests. Prof. David Rubadiri breathed his last today, but his words continue to inspire so many across this great continent. His legacy is one I could never live up to. The name he gave me is one I will continue to carry with pride. Rest in peace Babu,” she wrote.

Prof. David Rubadiri was a Malawian diplomat, academic and poet, playwright and novelist.

He died at the age of 88.