Mzati tipped for Mutharika’s Press Officer job: Viola faces the chop

Presidential press secretary Gerald Viola is facing a chop from his job and will likely be replaced by MBC journalist Mzati Nkolokosa, Nyasa Times understands.

Nkolokosa: Among those considered

Nkolokosa: Among those considered

Director of Information, Bright Molande and President’s special assistant Ben Phiri have recommended that Viola be removed and be replaced by Nkolokosa, a former feature writer for the Nation Publications and part time Polytechnic lecturer.

Said the source: “Viola will be fired anytime. It is a done deal. Mzati Nkolokosa has already packed his bags ready to go to State House.”

Also being considered for State House press office role are journalist Mgeme Kalirani and Gideon Munthali.

Viola rose to the position of Presidential Press Officer after the occupant of the office, Fredrick Ndala got unceremoniously fired after a scandal that revolved around money that was given to journalists when they visited State House in Blantyre for media face-off with President Mutharika.

The Presidential Press Secretary has been in the headlines for telling Times Television that President Mutharika plan to buy a jet when the Malawi economy recovers and that some appointments are not done by the Head of State.

Analysts noted that what Viola told the television vindicates what presidential critic Allan Ntata has been saying that the President is , but a puppet controlled by some aides.

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wakummawa mario

Viola chonde musamuchotse kungoti oipa ndi brian banda anamutsokoneza ndi mafunso opusa .Mr President believe me Gerrald amakukondani ganizilani kumbuyo.

Reuben Wataya

Gerald , nothing wrong with your answers with Brian Banda but your party is full of snakes so beware.

Spider Chitumba

Limenero ndiye dziko lapansi.


mwana ananena chilungamo. when economy improves we will buy a plane.if it doesn’t improve we will not buy. is that something wrong. This is obvious. when money is there we will buy. If it isn’t we can’t afford. It just shows those in authority have no proper education to advise the president. I wish my president was not sorrounded by kaliati good all and a tuple.


komatu munthuyu amalephera kugona kukumenyerani inu kampeni pa media,waipa lero ? aViora mwaonatu anthu akuwukirani musova .


Thugs will always remain thugs. So now you want to kill viola and Brian Banda?

You fire Viola, we know he is telling the truth, you keep him again, again we know he is telling the truth. He has just redeemed himself from the UN fiasco, remember he is a journalist.

Firing him will just show how really primitive people at stars house are. What he said is not new, we all knew already about what was going on state house. That is what we have saying for the past 18 months, even Alan gave us more fire.


ntata and viola being vindicated big time.who is this guy tipping mzati to be the next press secretary?i dont think APM knows mzati peronally.

Alfred Lemani

zimachitika bwelelani ku mbc, mumatisangalatsa


This is because of Peter’s tribalism and nepotism. Musova the intelligent and the wise are not chosen. Violla come to MCP utiudze zambiri, za treason ya chakwera and Kachale, bwera kuno mwananga Violla


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