Ansah loses coolness over scribe patronising remarks, questions

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah on Sunday lost her usual trademark coolness over remarks by a Capital Radio reporter  who said she was looking beautiful with her earrings.

Ansah: Stunned with Capital Radio’s reporter who told her she was looking beautiful

The reporter, Macfarlen Mbewe  went on to allege that the Commonwealth poll observer team leader Thabo Mbeki left the country in anger because she was not happy with the whole election management system.

In an unusual way, Ansah seemed angered with the reporter’s line of questioning and asked him how old he was to which he answered 30 years.

Then she asked Mbewe which level did he go with his education to which he said he was studying for a degree at College of Accountancy.

The reporter seemed not to be not cooperating with the master of the ceremony Sangwani Mwafulirwa who cautioned him avoid reflecting on the MEC chair.

Soon after the questions, Mbewe left the Comesa hall in Blantyre where the press briefing was taking place and one of his colleagues apologized to Ansah and MEC officials.

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Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
2 years ago

That is the latest Malawi for you…Monga Ansah siwokongola??? And why not? We need such craziness for a breather and humor in these God forsaken times in Malawi folks…Lol.

King Swart the 3rd
King Swart the 3rd
2 years ago

Kodi ku MCA kuli Journalism?

Rodgers Banda
Rodgers Banda
2 years ago

If intenational team was not pleased, what is Jane’s say on that? Is they any responsibility in Malawi who could take charge on this? Was they any security to control or the votes were roboting themselves? Were people searched to make sure no nosense is done as they go to ballot box? Are the Ansahs aware of this or being educated was enough to control???

Ndikukodzela Kwambiri
2 years ago
Reply to  Rodgers Banda

Talembani muchichewa zimveke bwino

Moris Munthali
Moris Munthali
2 years ago
Reply to  Rodgers Banda

Inu ndiye magulu a MacFarlen Mbewe okha okhawo, anthu osaphunzila trying to pose as professionals. Journalists Association of Malawi must look into this seriously. There were and there are so many of them that are so embarrassing to the profession.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago

He sounded a dunderhead. I am surprised he’s ever been in a classroom. That was out of order and shouldn’t be allowed to happen. I blame whoever bought him kachaso though. That was pathetic.

Kapado Chimuthawirenji

Aldin Osman must fire this useless reporter who is not in tune with current affairs.

Moris Munthali
Moris Munthali
2 years ago

Capital Radio, like most of these small media houses, can not afford qualified journalists. They go for cheap stuff, mapeto ake ndi izi!!!!!

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
2 years ago

The line of questioning by The Capital Radio was embarrassing and poor to say the least. This reporter looked drunk and his questions were haphazard. He had no clue to what he was asking. How he would want to compare Malawian elections to the Venezuela’s election is beyond me. As a journalist he is supposed to be well read. I salute his colleague who apologised on behalf of Capital Radio and hope the powers that be will take disciplininary action.. He needs to be schooled more in the art of journalism.

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