Just two months after roping in Sports Writers Association of Malawi President Peter Kanjere, the Times Group has lost the services of their Sports sub editor Joy Ndovi. Ironically pointers show that Ndovi is crossing the floor to the Nation Publications Limited (NPL), where Kanjere came from. Kanjere was a News analyst at NPL before picking up a job at Times Group.
“Last Friday with Times Group. Will miss you guys. But life must continue…Adios Amigos,” wrote the former sub editor for Daily Times sports desk on FB, a posting that attracted more than 80 comments and 30 likes as of Saturday morning.
Ndovi is reported to have been roped in along with another reporter from the electronic media at NPL. His colleague commented on the FB posting saying: “He (God) divides the sea so I can walk right through it.”
Comments from the NPL family, where Nation, Weekend Nation and Nation on Sunday are published clearly suggest that the sports reporter is indeed joining the NPL family, as NPL Mzuzu Bureau Supervisor James Chavula puts it: “Welcome to the glasshouse, the peoples journalism in town.”
In Blantyre, NPL is housed in a glass house along Salmir road at Ginnery corner.
NPL News Analyst Suzgo Khunga says: “Wish you all the best Joy, welcome!” while Albert Sharra says: “Welcome on board” and Tiwonge Kacheche just says; “Adios”. Ephraim Nyondo: “Ha?”
From Malawi Electoral Commissiom, Sangwani Mwafulirwa jokes: “Kufuna kukhala analyst?”
From Times Group Archibald Kasakura says: “Last supper Joy? Welcome to the blue side of town”. Newspapers produced by NPL have a blue trade mark.
Mzuzu Bureau chief Deogratias Mmana lament: “Am sobbing” while Clifton Kawanga says: “We were three … the lady RZA left long time ago, now this Methodman too and when Inspectah Deck arrives, there will be no-one to rock with”.
Radio sports analyst Williams Gondwa indicates that it is all to do with time and adds: “Thanks for the time we had, you were such a good leader and wish you all the best. Will mic Ku editorial.”
Sayo Luda Kanyika indicate that; “It was a pleasure to work with you. Learnt a lot from your advice and guidance. All the best in the next challenge bro. God bless you
Deitrich Frederich from MIJ FM says: “New challenge, legacy left, new chapter opening, Joy Ndovi Ovolochiyaaaaa!”
Former NPL sub editor Temwani Mgunda: “All the best comrade!”
Other media collegues also join in. Harold Fote all the best. Dixon Chivwati Gondwe Wishing you well bruh.Stay Blessed!!! Chikondi Mmanga Kasambara: “Welcome Joy hahahahahaha.”
Entrepreneur but former NPL editor Daniel Nyirenda had this to say; “Congratulations.”
The comments also attracted soul searching postings like the one Madalitso Piano wrote: “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” –Stephen King.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :