MBC run by Mungomo ‘familly affair’, staffers irked

The propensity by former State House press officer Albert Mungomo and his wife Gloria Banda to turn public broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into a ‘bedroom’ affair has irked fellow staffers who claim the behaviour is making them work in fear.

Mungomo and his wife Gloria

Mungomo and his wife Gloria

Mungomo who is MBC’s Director of Programmes is said to have been making unilateral decisions without consulting fellow managers.

According to Nyasa Times sources at the corporation’s Chichiri Studios, Mungomo and Banda – overseer of all announcers at MBC – are said to be moving members of staff at will in ‘bedroom’ orchestrated decisions.

A staffer cited the decision to move Patricia Sundu (Head of Outside Broadcasting) to elsewhere so that the position is given to Banda who already doubles as Deputy Head of Presentation.

“They are running MBC as a personal estate. How can one have two positions at the same time and be wanting to add another?” wondered a staffer who refused to be named.

Added our source: “They have created an environment of fear, and we want government to intervene.”

Apparently, Nyasa Times learnt, much as journalist Before Gumbi was appointed Head of Presentation, the couple is making him a control freak.

The two also allegedly ordered for the closure of MBC Radio 2 at some point without consulting the Radio’s personnel such as Frank Kandu, James Gumbwa, Raymond Sekeni, Stuart Matululu, Joy Nathu, Ephraim Nyirenda, Madalitso Kalamula, Julliet Royo and others.

And yet all this is happening under the watch of Aubrey Sambuleta – acting director – who can’t do anything, complained our source.

When contacted Mungomo asked Nyasa Times to write a questionnaire to which he replied: “I have forwarded your questions to MBC PRO Ruth Gama and she will come [back] to you but below is her phone number.”

Gama said she was travelling from Mzuzu to Blantyre and said she would only attend to the questionnaire once she settled. She did not and days have gone by without her word.

Mungomo, who is said to be in good terms with President Peter Mutharika, is reportedly poised to make life unbearable for anyone standing his way.

He openly declares himself political zealot for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and that he is untouchable.

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111 thoughts on “MBC run by Mungomo ‘familly affair’, staffers irked”

  1. chatty man says:

    Its like Fifty Shades of Grey!

  2. Nganga says:

    Ma radio ndi ma tv station onsewa, osangosiya ntchito bwanji.

  3. Mwana wa Dorothy says:

    The word ntchito confuses me very much. It is high time we implemented what our lecturers taught us.

  4. Hot Iron says:

    A Mungomo pepani tasinthani anthu asamachite kudandaula chonchi. Pajatu pa chi Malawi timati anthu akamakudandaula ngozi ilipafupi ndiye zinazitu kumazipewa ndi bwino. Zikomo.

  5. mbuyun says:

    This is good news.

  6. ochewa says:

    comment 100 ndiwe savage. Unalakwitsa, you meant unagona ndi mayi/sister kapenanso daughter wako. fotseki

  7. Patriot says:

    Article proudly sponsored by Patricia Sundu

  8. atate mbewe says:

    Bambo Mungomo Machende wanu, Mayi Gloria Banda, Bumbu lanu limanukha kwambili. Mukumbukile nthawi yomwe inu ndi ine tinanyengana. Zikomo.

  9. ochewa says:

    Nsanje a Malawi basi mwangodana naye Mungomo. Anakuuzani ndani kuti ma differences amapangidwa sort out pa public?

  10. mangulenje says:

    that’s y mbc kips on losin market

  11. WAWA says:

    A MONGOMO ! A MONGOMO ! SI UJA PAZANA PAJA MUNATHAWA KUKABISALA KU ?????

    MWAYIWALA ZOTI ZIMATEMBENUKA

  12. Gimbogo says:

    Is thre gvt to intervine

  13. Chendele says:

    thats why we will remain poor forever

  14. watson says:

    zilibwino mkaziyo ndi wokongola mkwatileni basi

  15. Guley says:

    Ukalozedwa sumanunkha chimenecho abale muchidziwe. Akanadziwa msungwanayu kuti mnyamata ali nayeyu, ndi nkhokwe yazotengatenga …… Joseph Nkasa phungu

  16. Mdicai Longwe says:

    We are in the second year of DPP which means 3 years to go. A Mungomo muzalira. Tiyenazoni. A Malawi sianthu omasewera nawo. Ndale pantchito sizimagwira.

  17. dadaboma says:

    You want govt to intervene? Which govt? What did you think voting for DPP means? You’re reaping what you had sowed. DPP is not a party to trust with govt affairs. Next time don’t vote for DPP again if you want MBC to operate normally.

  18. Mngoni says:

    Amungomo mukusoka kadona kwabwinotu mkazi kukongola chonchi, koma sikamfana kwa iwe kameneka.
    Chikondi sichionadi nkhope eti.

  19. Pumbwa... says:

    N.o.n.s.e.s.i. hw can they run mbc as bedroom radio.politicians do something on this

  20. Talibo West says:

    That means Albert Mungomo second wife is Groria Banda after the death of his first wife ok

  21. MBACHI says:

    In Malawi there is no radio station called MBC tinaiwalako. It is run by mbatama zokhazokha. A Petala kaya mukuwonapo. Ana awa will put you on a shame. Learn from what Timpuza has done. The blem comes on you and your advisors.

  22. Mercy Chaluma says:

    Ndalemba ndine so what?

  23. Mungomo!kudalira nyanga, chani?

  24. kwangu says:

    MaDonzero, mkazi alibwino uyo. Go for it Chingale boys

  25. apao says:

    What are trying to preach here? Yambani ndi achina Binguwo kaye poti iwo akopela kumeneko

  26. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Pumbwa? Koma yah! Ini fakiti zalowa kumata….kumatako. Kungoti akichuawale, pumbwayo ndiye akumva kulyolyopela bwanji!

  27. nyapapi says:

    The guy is lyk a devil siting on da corner

  28. edda mwalweni says:

    Ok,

  29. Opale says:

    nsanje amalawi

  30. chiwa kogoya says:

    muyezo uwo umayezela anzako nawenso uzayezeledwa omwewo!!!! inu amungomo samalani ndithu nthawi yanu ikuchepa.

  31. Yotz says:

    Eish! This motherfucker is ugly but he’s got a beautiful wife.No wonder he is evil-hearted,ki ki ki ki ki ki.

  32. botolo says:

    Hehehe too bad. Ochita choyipa nzake, naye azachitilidwa zoyipa. Morals have to be observed by the power couple. That is not ok. Kupondeleza anzanu si bho. Nanu chokuda chikulumani.

  33. natembo says:

    Sundu osachoka ku MBC bwanji?Unabwerera wekha utapanga resign kale kale.Ntchito itakukanika as PRO ku kampani ija ya zishango.Ndikuganiza zobwrera ku MBC.Kusaphunzira mokwana vuto ndilemenero umangokhalira malo amodzi olo akukuzunza.Iwe job rotation sumaidziwa? ki ki ki

  34. gaku says:

    Alfred Chauwa ndi dzina la pa Nyasatimes. Dzina lenileni ndi Chipiliro Mtumodzi. A Mtumodzi poti munayendapo ndi Sundu koma mumupwetekesa.

  35. tedzani says:

    Kodi Patricia Sundu ible maphunziro oti kupeza ntchito kt company ina.Musamafere dzinal la MBC kapena TV (celebrity status0 mulibe ndalama. You can do better outside MBC. Mtumodzi ndi amena amalemba nkhani za MBC nthawi zones and ndi mnzake wa Sundu.Ndichifukwa chake amalemba anything to do with Sundu kumumvers chisoni. Musiyeni Mungomo agwira ntchito yake.

  36. ameneyo mungomo mulungu atomuona amuweluza opempheranu talimbikani God is going to give you answers dont worry.

  37. ameneyo mungomo mulungu atomuona amuweluza opempheranu talimbikani god is going to give you answers dont worry

  38. manyasa says:

    Malawi’s best Radio Stations Zodiak and Capital Radio, MBC inatha kalekale

  39. Richard Kamasa says:

    Mungomo nd am’dala bambo. Amandiwaza heavie. Samaimva olo. Wazunzika ndi UDF, wazunzikanso nd PP koma ali dzii. Mulira naye ndi amjiba awa.

  40. Carim Bamusi says:

    mmmmmmm Mungomo is a hard worker. He transformed the Training Department during nthawi ya amai without funding, assistance from the PP led government. They tried to frustrate him but he stirred along to prosperity. Musovenge…

  41. Sam says:

    Majelous. Ngati mukumfuna donayu mungonena

  42. Mwama Du says:

    Kodi ku dziko lapansili kuli radio station yotchedwa MBC?

  43. rebel says:

    Ifeso tinkatelo nthawi ya Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, pano anthu anatiiwala kalekale.

  44. Loveness Misanjo says:

    A reporter a Chauwa, mungomupweteketsa Patricia Sundu za zii. Nanga pamenepa promotion azaiwonanso ameneyu.

  45. nat turner says:

    Ndakhulupirira kuti zabwino zabwino zimadyedwa ndi a pumbwa…mkazi wa boo ngati ameneyo pumbwa mungomo ndi amene akutafuna eti?

  46. inayake says:

    This is the reason why other radio stations have blossomed. The likes of zodiak, transworld, ABC Radio and many more.
    MBC has always been like, the best is to channel your complaints to the relevant authorities. The last resort should be a strike.
    Shame!!!

  47. Captain Romeo says:

    If you are not happy at you institution , why can’t you resign , why telling us , stupid

  48. Hardson says:

    Change thhings for better, please!

  49. Kadakwiza says:

    These days am not interested in this DPP radio station. Too much nepotism. MBC yinali kale nthawi ya a Mwala Moyo ndi china James Chimera. Zinazi nde ayi.

    1. Dr Mwaliwa says:

      Za lerozi nza Ku maliseche

  50. Mubwe says:

    These are writings of an agitator without who doesn’t know what he wants

  51. John says:

    ehhhh ada onyasao ana gwila nkazi wabo ngati ameneyo??? mankhwala chani?

    1. mapwiya says:

      A mamupasa yovuta.

  52. Zebe says:

    Professional institutions do not allow members to work in the same organisation at the same time. Conflict of interest. I wonder how MBC is made to tolerate this after years of its existence. Signs of a failed state indeed!

  53. aliratu alira ! says:

    People have been moved before ever since. whats so special with Patricia that she wants sympathy from the general public? koma azimayi ena mulibe manyazi. kuteroku Patricia you thot u will be the queen FOR EVER ? Unkasunthitsa anzako muja umaona ngati chani? hahahahha uyoooo – if you are a star just resign

  54. nsanje siimuna says:

    Walemba izi lero ali kunyumba ati wadwala. Asiyeni anzanu agwire ntchito, ndipo za banja lawo sizikugwirizana ndi zantchito. Nsanjetu basi …… munyura zikang’a ndi mano chaka chino ……

  55. ujeni says:

    Conditions of a failed state

  56. heleba says:

    mungumo watch ur step

  57. wangalusa says:

    It’s good to have employment and hold a good position in any organisation but it is better to be self-employed because no one tosses you around. And when business is doing fine, you’re managing it well under the guidance of God the Mighty, you work and sleep peacefully.

  58. bwampini nyapapi says:

    Chim,anga chimaloladi opanda manu ndithu. Nanga fubwa ngati a Mungomo mpaka kupeza kamkazi kowala chonchi? Kameneka a Tcheya anakaphonya pati amangwetu?

  59. ujeni says:

    Alhomwe at work. We are poorest on earth by our own making. Mungomo has a scary face first time to see his picture and am now not suprised

  60. felix tchauya says:

    Mungomo why acting as a beast ? Where do you get the power of clossing Radio 2? Having that position should not make you arrogant, selfish & geedy. Remember that before you, there were some people, and have an example on what happened to #Timpuza coz its like your offence is worse than that of Timpuza, appreciate that you and your wife are working @ the same place but dont take away some people’s peace. #Radio 2 yokhayo uyisiye mbuzi iwe

  61. Manzy says:

    zanu izo, my quation is anthuwa anachita anachitakukondana???????

  62. Wailing Soul says:

    This story has been propagated by an MBC disgruntled staffer. It does not make sense at all. You say Mungomo is Director of Programmes right? And the wife is a what? Then how are they involved in staffing issues? How do such positions mandate them to move about staff? And then you talk of Before Gumbi, how is he connected to the story? The paragraph that has Before Gumbi in it does not make sense. In other words, you need to paraphrase it Mr Chauwa. Are you just a trainee journalist or what?

    Finally, we have had enough of your MBC this, MBC that, ok. We do not listen to them anymore like in Kamuzu Days. We have so much choice nowadays, so we don’t care, We also have a wide choice of TV stations to watch, much much better than MBC. On top of that, we have GoTV where we can watch international news and entertainment.
    MBC is always pro-ruling party of the day, so we dont give a damn ……..

  63. social commentator says:

    Musiyeni adyelere munthuyu bwanji kodi? Inu munadya za amayi. Naye musiyeni asangalale.

    1. ujeni says:

      This stupid and stinking mentality is causing Malawi to be poorest. You are so stone age

  64. mshadada says:

    kodi mbc ndi itiyo? i only know zodiak

  65. Mtchona wopanda mano says:

    Abale mukuti Mungomo ali moyo? Poti ife sitimvera MBC. Timayesa ali kulichete. kikiki

  66. Shoes says:

    The beast and the beauty… Mamunayo kunyasa kunkhope

  67. masauko kakhiwa says:

    This is very unfair in public broadcaster like MBC Mungomo should change his behaviour

  68. Linnesi Zokonda amai says:

    Gloria yo nde ndi chi hard worker mwamva???? Olimbikira amadya bwino.

  69. Ganizani Maseko says:

    When regimes change, such movements are obvious and innevitable. Inu mwaiwala momwe munazunzira anzanu nthawi yanu. What is so special about Patricia Sundu. Isnt she the one who was conniving with PP gurus to suffocate fellow presenters such as Peter Makawa, Bashir Amini, Gloria Banda, Vincent Khonyongwa, Mgeme Kalilani, Mzati Nkolokosa, Albert Mungomo, etc.

    Lero musalire muyezo womwe munawayezera anzanu ndi omwe mukuyezedwera lero.

  70. Phodogoma says:

    KOMA MNYAMATA NDI MTSIKANAYUTU ACHENA MATINTEDI AMBAMBANDE. DPP ILI M’BWALO BASI. AYI NTHAWI YANU IMENEYI..

  71. Richard Nyasulu says:

    Is this true? What about this issue that Patricia Sundu has been promoted to Public Relations Manager. A Malawi bodza bwanji? Kuipa mtima bwanji?

  72. Cosmas Bello says:

    Ntchito za Mercy Chaluma ndi Patricia Sundu.

  73. Jimmy juga says:

    Nsanje yakula pa malawi. Zonsezi kufuna kuthana ndi munthu amene zake zikuyenda.dikilani nthawi yanu.

  74. Ngongoliwa says:

    GARU WA A FUMU AMASANDUKA FUMU YA A GARU. FUMU YA A GARU MASIKU AKE NDIOCHEPA MUSADANDAULE A MALAWI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MALAWI IS FOR US ALL NOT THE MNGOMOS ONLY. BWANA CHILIMA ALONGOSOLAPO PAMENEPA. MAGANIZO NDIZOCHITA ZAWO A VICE PRESIDENT SAMAKONDWERA NDI MANAGEMENT YOTEREYI, YOCHITITSA MANYAZI CHIPANI NDI BOMA, UKU NDIYE KUGWETSA CHIPANI NDI BOMA. A MUNGOMO NDI A BANDA OSASERETSE A MALAWI NGATI MPIRA, MUDZAWAFUNA!!!

  75. Hoitty says:

    Makonda makonda. Mamuna anga nyani

  76. Nyamalikiti says:

    This reporter is very professional but what’s wrong with these PRO failing to respond direct questions like these.These are straight forward questions Ruth Gama.

  77. Garven Masewo says:

    Let me guess. How much can MBC members give Alfred Chauwa to write such a fake story. K2,500.00? It only shows how cheap our media practitioners are in Malawi. Leave MBC Management do its work. Again problem with MBC members of staff is that most of them are not innovative. By the way should we also believe that Mungomo is the one who has moved George Pahuwa from Procurement to Stores section? Is it Mungomo who has moved Vintura from Lilongwe to Mzuzu. Media yakumalawi nsanje komanso kusauka kuzakuphani ndithu.

  78. Dan says:

    Look at the face, it tells a story of a minnd which has become so veneral and inconsistent with politics

  79. Jebison Slindine Nyoni says:

    DPP continues to wreak havoc on our hard won democracy. These people did not learn anything from the “cardiac arrest” experience. Remember history takes time to pronounce it’s judgement, history delays in declaring it’s verdict.

  80. Mpoto says:

    MBC ndi chani? Nkhani zonse Pitala, Gertrude, kaliati, kapena ku blantyre, ku zomba, ku mulanje ndi thyolo. I stopped watching this nonsense. No national news! This is absurd.

  81. ernest wahiya says:

    Mbc inspiring the nation
    Chaka chonanala ndichino
    Iya akulilawo anasangalala
    Kwa 2yrs bas eeeeeeeeee
    Ndiye zasala zaka 4 ndiye
    Muyambe kufwenthera pano
    Kkkkkk kaya

  82. harrinya says:

    are pple still watching MBC tv….?i wonder coz m’makomomu anthu aluwonera Times tv…..hahahah mbc tv mbola…full of useless programmes…do a research and u will discorver dat out of 10,only 1 watches ur useless MBCtv….amungomo pitirizani kuwafinya anthuwa mawa ndinu muzafinyidwa hevy

  83. ernest wahiya says:

    Kkkkkkk. Ubwino ophunzira ndi umenewo asiyeni ayendese mbc iya ine ndikumva kukoma apa.mungomoyo chino ndichaka chake chobwezeretsa kkkkkkkkk lol

  84. abwana Mungomo osamakhala ndi mtima oipa chotere anzanu asamakundaule inu ndi banja lanu muzapeza nazo tsoka.By the way your wife is named Grolia Banda,why not Grolia Mungomo?

  85. zingati zanu says:

    Benson Tembo is the best MBC will ever have. Kuti azimuchotsa utsiru wake unai umenewu. Zanu ndi zingati

  86. MBC says:

    Musalire inu ma staff a MBC, inu ufulu simuufuna koma kuponderezedwa. Munali ndi ufulu 2 years yathayi koma munautaya nokha Maso anu atatsekeka ndi mtendere. ZANU izo musova

  87. Patriot says:

    Kodi nkhani ya ma galasia tintediwa zuukhala bwanji?
    Pulezidenti ali mu tinted,
    Body guards, tinted.
    Mungomo, tinted.
    Wife wake, tinted.
    Show us your true faces, osabisa kuseli kwa tinted ngati avhina boko haram amabisala kuseli kwa chinsalu.
    Ndipo zimene zikuchitika ku mbc, ife tiribe nazo ntchito, TIMES TV YADYA 1 PA MALAWI PANO

  88. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Gloria Banda anzanu anazisiyatu(RIP) abambo ake amenewa. Inu kuchita kutumbwira zabwenzi lamphasazo. Kodi nanu mulibe timing eti? Zokonda amai… Kani inu zimakhala zakuchipinda? Ulemu onse uja kani mumakondauyu? Apa ndiye mwakonda unyang’anya (Lipicord) walowa basi. Beauty and the beast.

  89. Nkhombokombo says:

    If it is true, Mngomo should have learnt a living lession from the previous Governments. Things ironically can change for the worce! We the public listeners are not amused with this dirty and stinky noise. Becareful nowadays we’ve just too many Radio Stations and MBC may lose a chunk of listenershinp numbers.

  90. H. Phiri says:

    Mungomo Broadcasting Cooperation (MBC)

  91. opportunist says:

    That’s why i don’t listen or watch stupid MBC since five years ago

  92. Talibo West says:

    Don’t make MBC to be a political family radio pliz

  93. Namachinda says:

    Mmmm Malawians too much jealousy to Mungomo.Whats wrong with you?

  94. MBC si DPP musamale says:

    Albert Mngomo ndi amene nthawi yina anapangitsa kuti MBC ipatsidwe 1 tambala budget lero wayambatso chomwe adziwe 5 years ikadalipo anzake amupangila strike munva zimenezo pompa,MBC SI DPP.

  95. mike says:

    Kupusa back anthu a ku MBC. Zopusazo anthu nonsenu kungokhala phwi!!!! Osapanga strike and force them out bwaji? Insecurity? Musolva

  96. Kanjebo says:

    Some people are cursed like that.

  97. Garry Ziba says:

    A Chauwa Alfred, mulibe nkhani mungovulala za zii za eni. Ku police izi sizichitika?

  98. Jostin Fombe says:

    Palibe nkhani apa. Movements are normal in any working environment.

  99. Tilibemau says:

    Stupid Mlahko Broadcasting Corporation with stupid administration.Can we really expect somebody with MSCE become a Director?What a shame!!!!DPP sympathisers will now start making comments in support of this ,like mad dogs.Company imene ikuyendera ngati pa estate ya munthu the whole Malawi its MBC.Chikampany chonunkha ndi president womangowonelera zinthu zikuwonengeka.Chimwemwe Banda another idiot.Sumbuleta. useless..Administration yoseketsa the whole malawi.Anduna ake alemba abale ake onse a pamudzi pawo with JCE kukhala ma bwana.Saulosi kagwireko ntchito kumeneko kukawunika ma qualifications a agalu amene akutumbwa kumuneko.They busy tarnishing the presidents image in the name of party supporters.Chipani cha death and darkness chankhanza.kulamulira chifukwa cha mavoti akuba.God will punish all those making life unbearable at MBC.September is the month for change ,mark my words.Kutumbwa kutha.

  100. nyaka1 says:

    Nde zachamba,mwayesa nkhondo kubedi b carefull coz r watching u, mother malawi z also watching u

  101. Ndekuti bwana sakuziwa nkhani imeneyi akava president amuchosa monga Timpunza bwanayu sayang’ana kuti uyu timaziwana ayi Mungomoyu ngati izi ndizowona achosedwa asawononge bomali thanks to report that.

  102. Zimukambani says:

    Amenewa ndiye timati mavuto pa Malawi. Bring sanity to MBC remember its the tax payers money we are abusing hence one reason development is a far fetched idea in Malawi

  103. tuvitwana says:

    TOO MUCH POLITICS AT MBC, NOW THE SAME POLITICS IS AGAINST MOST PIPO THERE. THIS IS HOW BAD IT IS TO WORK AS POLITICIANS THAN PROFESSIONALS . C WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO timpunza WAS WORKING AS A politician.

  104. aphiri says:

    Now there is no presidential spokesperson why the president is taking him to fill that post if its true that the president knows him. Timpuza is gone but the president knows him too. Any president of the country becomes a chameleon when in power be careful mungomo

  105. hk says:

    not gud at all,but y?

  106. PRECIOUS BZ says:

    Vuto ndilimenelo, kuziwana ndi president, everything is possible

  107. bongozozo says:

    People at MBC never learn…time will tell.

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