Khanje donates to Moya fund as Tenthani pumps in  Mutharika’s K50,000  handout

MISA  Malawi vice Chairperson Thom Khanje : Donates to Moya fund

MISA Malawi vice Chairperson Thom Khanje : Donates to Moya fund

Raphael Tenthani, the Muckracker: Donates the presidential handout

Raphael Tenthani, the Muckracker: Donates the presidential handout

Times Group Head of Business News Thom Khanje has donated K50,000  (about $100)towards the Friends of Limbani, an initiative aimed at raising money to support  former Malawi News editor  Limbani Moya’s kidney transplant in India.

Limbani, who flew to India on November 20 2014, requires an extra K1.25 million (about $2 500) to finance his anti-rejection injection bill.

Khanje, who is also Misa-Malawi vice chairperson, said he decided to make the donation on humanitarian grounds and as one of the people who initiated the campaign.

“I was one of the initiators and the one who invited fellow media members into the initiative. I therefore feel obliged to make another contribution to the fund as I want it to succeed until Limbani returns home healthy,” said Khanje.

He said the money is from his own income and should not be confused with cash some journalists are busy returning to State House or donating for charity after receiving ‘allowance’ when they attending a media interface with President Peter Mutharika at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre .

“I’m not one of the people who received the allowances from State House. In fact, I did not attend the event,” said Khanje.

Friends of Limbani Chairperson Anthony Kasunda have since hailed Khanje for donation.

“That’s a good gesture. Thanks to Mr. Khanje,” said Kasunda.

Meanwhile, authoritative columnist and journalist Raphael Tenthani has also donated the cash handout from Mutharika to Moya fund, saying journalists did not deserve the allowance for just attending the meeting.

“We were given the impression that we are going to receive a booklet detailing President Mutharika’s vision of a free press in Malawi only to discover the package included a blank notepad, a pen and an envelope containing K50 000,” said Tenthani of the State House ‘allowance’ which critics branded it as Mutharika’s bribe to media practitioners.

Weekend Nation editor George Kasakula returned the envelope to the responsible officials at the same function.

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30 thoughts on “Khanje donates to Moya fund as Tenthani pumps in  Mutharika’s K50,000  handout”

  1. Mirella K. says:

    Jornos dmand money from every function they attend…However, Nyapapi amafunika kufunsa kaye kwa ma technocrats kuti what was due to the jornos. If they spent a night in Blantyre, they needed K15 000.00 each using the govt rate or K18 600 using the DP’s rate. Since they were offered ‘free lunch’, the journos needed transport/fuel reimbursement only and NOT K50 000.00 cash!

  2. abiti says:

    you guys are liars, mmene atolankhani mumavitira ndi ma allowance ndiye mukuti mukubweza, bodza mungofuna potchukira

  3. Kapamb says:

    A Khanje when you donate to charity we don’t blow the trumpet. Ambiri tapanga donate kwa Limbani but have not gone public,,,thats the spirit of giving

  4. Ma battery a mlakho says:

    Rubbish!Say Malawians donate to Moya…because it is our tax money being abused by APM.Ndi ukavu and greed wa ma journalists like Khanje,Ligomeka…etc angakwanitse?

  5. Mapuyamurupare says:

    I don`t think you Journalists are serious.
    Kubweza ndalama lero Mmene munandivutira ku Meeting ya ku Mount Soche kuti mukufuna ndalama / allowance apo bii you will not report / write anything about
    our company`s event. You said with the little allowance which I gave you you will write half baked report.

    Worried training organiser.

  6. George Lihoma says:

    I don’t trust the fourt estate. Enawa ndi nkhope zomwe kuonetselatu kuti abwezela manyazi. Inakakha Geography tinakati ma physical features auchidakwa ali thoooo! Musamatipusite apa.

  7. Jumusi says:

    @11, you do not know what you are talking about. The donation is made to the general public. It is a request. It is not bribing anyone. How can a request to assist someone who is ill be construed as a bribe? Poor thinking.

  8. Kanthu Ako! says:

    Is it not a journalist that was at Sanjika who wrote “Muckracking after sanjika feast” Was there any mention of receiving K50,000 in that post, hell no!! and those of you who read that rubbish will notice it was very milt bordering on praising Muthalika, a thing the said journalist has never done.

    His argument being he did not want to shame Muthalika that is why he did not return the money. how many time has he shamed Muthalika with his writing?

    All those who praise these journalists need their heads examined.


    i wish there were ten people in the journalism industry of Thom Khanje’s callibre. he is an exceptional likewise Anthony Kasunda. Thats my views and noone but mine. Go on guys i feel you.

  10. Makankhala says:

    Mwabanthu mwee mulekani peter akulondezga wanyakhe ivyo wakachitanga nanga uli nyengo yira ndalama zikawapo kweni sono na 0 deficit budget wananga nadi chiwemi ndi chakuti achotsedwe pa mpando asanamwalire

  11. Chisankho Cha Namisa says:

    Mr Thom, remember this warning from the Holy Scriptures. MATTHEW:3:6 But when you give to someone in need, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

  12. Nkhatabwi says:

    My foot!! Khanje left the initiative after being ordered by his bosses at BNL. He did not attend the golf tournament and made sure he was not seen anywhere near Limbani. Today because of a simple election, he wants to appear holy. Thom Khanje, don’t be immoral to use somebody sickness because you are desperate to win an election! you ran away when it mattered and all journalists know this

  13. Ngakha says:

    Most of journalists are corrupt and do collect cash by blackmailing so many people. Musatinamizepo apa. In fact Moya himself should know that he has injured so many innocent people psychologically by using his chance to write their personal life whilst he was in charge of that stupid Friday Newspaper. Kumalemba zithu zoti ana aaanthu ambiri kumalephera kucheza ndi anzawo chifukwa chowayalutsira makolo awo. I hope he has gotten some lessons to receive donations from some people he wrote about without giving them a chance to defend themselves. I am however wishing him full recovery. We are all human beings. Let us learn lessons and change. May God’s healing hand touch him.

  14. enanu mawonekedwe anu ndikubweza ndalama sizikugwirizana muli ndi zosoweka zambiri zofuna ndalama kapena kuti muzafike pobweza ndalama, BOLA MENE AMAWONEKERA BIG MAN NYAPAPI. koma zinazi zomveza zizoni kwabazi KUFUNA KUTCHUKA ANTHU AZAKUSEKANI INU!!!

    1. Ngakha says:

      Munena a Tenthani?

      1. Ngeme Karirani says:

        Iwe nde walembazi ndi maonekedwe ako zikugwirizana? Cha mmadzi ngati iwe…. fooolish

  15. Nambuma Girl says:


  16. Hebrews says:

    Now You are asking the general public to assist Limbani Moya don’t you think you have jeopardized the chances for the government to help for fear of being perceived to be bribing journalist? APM would have paid the Mk1.2 million that is required but since you media people you have turned to be politicians then others will suffer. Organisations can not come in for fear of being suspected of bribing! Next time learn to say thank no matter how small it is a Gift is a gift. If you are not corrupt minded, no one can corrupt you with money. There are so many Principled journalists who have received huge sums of money others very little money but they have done their job without fear or favour. so watch out this world is cruel! Leave politics to politician and do your job!

  17. Nambuma Girl says:

    You mean you Malawians didn’t know that we have CHEAP Journalists? Kugulidwa ndi K50,000.00

  18. Me too says:

    a) Our scribes: why did they get it in the first place? It would have been a stronger demonstration of principled living if these charitable moves were made before someone rung the alarm bell. It’s would have been seen as disrespectful to the president to refuse to get the envelopes if he was handing it out in person which he didn’t, I suppose. But principled living demands that your no should be nay and your yes should be yea. It just takes one man to make the heroic first move. Now, the way these charitable donations are being done, it simply helps to show that at least a grain of conscience is still working – sparked by guilt and as a public display of innocence.
    b) Our President: handing out cash in payment of nothing is patronizing if not wrechlessness, an attitude that undermines business effectiveness in the public sector. In the first place, where did the president get the money to hand out in this manner? Is this a good example of good stewardship of public resources? We don’t want “Father Christmas’ for a president.

  19. lova wa mkulu says:

    ine monga namalira wa mkulu ndikuwona ngati kubweza doshi ndiminyama kwambiri just imagine m’mene akuwonekera atethaniwo kubweza dollar siminyama imeneyo? sakanatha kukagula zovala za bho kuti aziwoneka ngati munthu wamoyo ine sindikuwona chadzeru apa koma bravoooooooooo THOM KHANJE ur a man aise.

  20. Salima says:

    Malawian Journalists dont fool people you owe alot of money which you have been collecting from us but bcoz you collected openly now you behave as saints no way.Muzilamvula zonse You cant cheat us that you are not corrupt.

    Munakakhala anzeru bwenzi munakakana nonse limodzi ndikumusiira Fredrerick,How can we know that you ddnt use money collected at Sanjika,Dont be Clever here,You collected FULL STOP.APM has challenged you that you love money thats why he tricked you.You cant collect money then go home and say you ddnt know,IWe cant buy that,

    Cheap Propaganda.

  21. MBUZI ZA ATOLANKHANI inu eti? mudayamba mwalandirapo 50 kesh ngati allowance inuyo? chomwe mungadziwe zimabwera kamodzi pamoyo izi ngati mwakana 50 ya apm bwanji mumalandira ndalama za ma award? zikusiyana pat? ATOLANKHANI ACHIMIDZIMIDZI KUMBWAMBWANA,

  22. Nyapapi says:

    If that is the case eh! Malawian journalists have a lot of money to return!


  23. tyr says:

    Bwana Tenthani mukanagulira suit kapena ma shirt abwino kuti muzioneka bwino nanga chonchi?

  24. kanchenga says:

    Thanks Mr Khanje. Now what is it that I feel in your statement about the 50,000.00 Am I getting a justification for bribery here.. If indeed you are trying to call that money an attendance allowance. Then you are just as corrupt as the president himself. If you had attended the social gathering you would have pocketed the money. No doubt about that. To George I say you make people of Traditional Authority Kawamba very very proud. This shows how much you care about your Pearce of mind. Unlike most journos who have sold their being to the dogs and are now living like dogs running around for scraps and bones.

  25. observer says:

    I see no reason for a Journalist to receive the cash handouts from the president.My question is? are u telling me that people can trade their integrity with K50,000? Why are u media houses and online publications want to create a Mountain out of a more hill.Our country needs you atolankhani to publish stories that are of substance to our nation rather than making noise over issues that are not important.If you really did not want to be bribed and wanted to help your friend Moya,you could have done it even in silence without going public to gain some political millage.Please next time you donate Money like that,do it in silence as God does not bless people who choose to assist in that way.

  26. When you receive money from a big man, you do not return it. Returning it is rudeness at its best.

    1. kanchenga says:

      But when the devil is behind that gesture then you return it. Daniel was not rude to Nebuccadnazzer, he was loyal to his God. If you consider AMP as your choice against the truth and integrity that’s okay for you but don’t mislead people. The president made a mistake and a simple I am sorry would be more appropriate than anything you hand clappers can write.

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