About us: Nyondo, Muheya appointed Nyasa Times sub-editors

Creative writer and online journalist Pius Nyondo has been appointed Nyasa Times  Senior Sub-Editor.

Pius Nyondo
Pius Nyondo

Before his appointment, Nyondo, 20, was sub-editor responsible for features and special projects. He replaces Lucky Mkandawire who left Nyasa Times  and now works for Nation Publications Limited (NPL).

Nyasa Times editorial director Thom Chiumia described Nyondo’s appointment as necessary and a step forward for the country’s crop of youthful journalists.

“He [Nyondo] is not only a startlingly creative writer, but also one with admirable editing skills,” said Chiumia.

He said among his many tasks, Nyondo – also a recipient of the 2012 First Merchant Bank/Malawi Writers Union Short Story Award – will be working with more than 65  Nyasa Times’ correspondents in Malawi.

“We are rising up the ladder each passing day, and we are sure Nyondo will help us in ensuring that we’ve an admirable working relationship with our business associates, partners and stakeholders,” said Chiumia.

Before joining Nyasa Times, Nyondo, wrote for Nation Publications Limited, Blantyre Newspapers Limited and Montfort Media. He has made himself a name in Malawi’s online newspapers circles having worked for The Maravi Post where he worked as a reporter before rising up to the rank of editor as well as Malawi24.com for which he was founding editor.

A graduate student in English and African Languages at Mzuzu University (Mzuni), Nyondo has attended several courses in journalism within and outside the country.

He is also a published author of a novella, Lions from the South.

 Meanwhile, Chiumia disclosed that Nyasa Times senior journalist Green Muheya has been promoted to rank of sub-editor based in Blantyre.

A sub-editor checks over the stories which journalists write, ensuring correct grammar and that it meets house style guidelines, and fits them into the space in the website.

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edda mwalweni
edda mwalweni
7 years ago

Y do some of you hate the tumbukas , we r all malawians. We are also an image of God the almighty. Shame on you who r busy hating others

Imraan Sadick
7 years ago

Congratulations are in order

TK
TK
7 years ago

Pius is very young but gifted. The boy is just 20 years old. He started writing as a very little kid. Spare the young man of the hate please a Malawi.

Shyman Shaizo
Shyman Shaizo
7 years ago

All the best Pius Nyondo…all the best as you climb the journalism ladder..Continue putting mighy Mzuni on the map. Proud of you mwanawakwithu.

Livulezi river
Livulezi river
7 years ago

Atumbuka sasowadi inu mwava? No matter how educated he/she is, still tumbuka face lingers on him/her simply because they are not civilized. Nkhope zawo zimakhala zatulo. The truth pains! Remember, to be educated is one thing, and to be civilized is another. Look at him, it’s easy for faceologists ( those who study tumbuka faces) to know this guy is a tumbuka. Hahahahahaha!!!!! Kikikikikiki!!!!!!!

Peter Mthiburo
Peter Mthiburo
7 years ago
Reply to  Livulezi river

Mwalemba izi ndinu achitsiru. Mmayesa ndalomwe omwe muli ndima slopy looks. Imagine APM kapena Mpinganjira adakakhala kuti alibe makobili, ali othyola tea bwenzi akuoneka bwa?

Busy brains
Busy brains
7 years ago

But he seems not to be a chicken! I hope he is 27! By the way, how old was he by the time he started working if by 2012 he was already in the profession? Anyway, he must be a genius! Congrats though!

Enidziko
Enidziko
7 years ago

We need serious editing at Nyasa Times. We have been let down in the past. Waiting to see big improvement in grammar and style.

osaweta jj
osaweta jj
7 years ago

wwwaaauuuu u rily hav a bright my dude,my free advice don’t b affiliated to politics otherwise u will loose touch like Brian banda,timpunza mwansambo…….salute

Mzuma
7 years ago

Proud of you Pius.

Kanengo
Kanengo
7 years ago

Someone to check grammar and spelling is badly needed. Welcome appointment

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