Library. certified, Mindolo Training Center, Kitwe, Zambia, 1973. Library. diploma, University Botswana, Gaborone, 1986.
Library assistant, University Libraries, Blantyre, 1968-1971; senior library assistant, University Libraries, Zomba, Malawi, 1972-1974; assistant library, National Archives of Malawi, Zomba, 1975-1981; library, National Archives of Malawi, Zomba, 1981-1990; senior library, National Archives of Malawi, Zomba, 1991-1996. Coordinator National ISBN Agency, Zomba, 1991-1996.
Member Malawi Library. Association (secretary 1980-1981), African Standing Conference on Bibliographic Control (national representative 1983-1996).
Married Bertha Mapinda, March 25, 1972 (divorced September 1983). Children: Edina, Martha, Masautso. Married Neffa Kalimenti, July 8, 1986.
1 child, Chimwemwe.