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Then I received a “friend request” fromGanizani Desmond, whom I’ve never met nor recall interacting with. Going by the profile, it seems the FB account was just recently set up. Alarming.
Now, I have no problems with immortalising the memory of Raphael Tenthani, but to do so as this “columnist” – nameless and faceless – has cowardly done is to bastardise, corrupt and injure that very same memory. It is a travesty of the highest order.
For Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) to be part of this deliberate bastardisation of Ralph’s memory and actively contribute to the undoing of his immense investment in their product – The Sunday Times – is not only scandalous but an exhibition of great disrespect to a writer who single-handedly contributed to the good fortunes of the newspaper.
Ganizani – whoever and whatever you are in real life – please have the decency to name this column something else and quit the free-rider status bestowed on you by yourself and by BNL. That is if you have any honour and respect for Ralph, yourself and more importantly, for the readers.
There can only be one Muckracker and that was Raphael Tenthani. I have nothing against your writing but it does seem from this entry that you just don’t have that guile we had come to associate with Ralph and the special space he occupied in The Sunday Times, a newspaper i’ve also previously contributed to.
The frauds we have in government, politics and civil society are far too many. We can’t afford to add, to this list, anyone from the media, especially those occupying column space that devoted its excellent thought and profound ideas to tackling – you guessed it – FRAUD of any kind!Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :