Capital Radio reporter apologises to Ansah over ‘looking beautiful’ remarks

A Capital Radio reporter has apologized to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah over remarks he made at a press conference Sunday that the pollster chair looked gorgeous in her earrings.

Mbewe tells Ansah: You look beautiful today and I like you earlings

In a press statement, MacFarlen Mbewe says under no circumstance did he had any intention to downgrade the importance of the press conference when he complimented Ansah on how she properly dressed up for the occasion as an African woman.

“In my innocent, I also said she looked gorgeous in her earrings, in particular. I thought it was extremely imperative for me to complement her on the sidelines of the uncertainty and anxiety that engulfed the entire nation at this very moment,” says Mbewe.

He also said it was not his intention to discredit journalism profession.

“I continue to be subjected to all sorts of insults revolving around my profession and credibility. Nonetheless, I remain very hopeful that this shall pass, as always,” Mbewe said.

His remarks and questions during the press conference backlashed, with some journalists and other Malawians saying he embarrassed the journalism profession.

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Arega
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Arega

Mbewe has been fired

John
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I think mayi Ansa hinaas an inferiority problem. Zinali zodabwitsa kuwuziwa kuti atchena. Muthu atha kuchoka kumudzi koma koma suungamuchotse chimidzi. Akanakhala mzungu bwenzi chimwemwe tsaya. Thanks thanks thanks. Pompo chibanzake chayambika.

Mike
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Muthu kungoti mukuwoneka bwino khani. a Malawi kuchuluka madando.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

The young journalist is absolutely right to apologize to the MEC Chair. And, hopefully, the Chair has/will accept the apology: every body is prone to making mistakes.
The takeaway: Leave sexism, racism etc away from a press conference! This is 2019!

Elikana mmbaya
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What’s wrong with the reporters comment saying you look beautiful Madam ?

James Kanjo
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There was nothing wrong with this. Keep you head up young man! Maintain that spirit. She really is looking beautiful.

Joni
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Joni

Why do you keep on removing comments Nyasatimes? Mukufuna tizikomenta m’mene mukufunira?

CHEMBYE WA KU MALOWA
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CHEMBYE WA KU MALOWA

He must be fired ASAP.

Blue Cadet
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Blue Cadet

Seriously?? Why? There are laws and regulations that govern the Profession, people dont just get fired like that.. steps and procedures are followed..

Mwiri
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ANAMUTUMA NDI A MCP, PAJA ENA AKUKHAPA ANTHU

DPPEXIT
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DPPEXIT

I did not see anything wrong with the young man’s compliments, there was tension in the room therefore needed to break the ice, unfortunately its a humor turned sour. Madam Justice should have best dealt with it by “Thank you what’s your question”

Charles
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Charles

Jane Ansah did not embarrass the journalist by reason of the complements. The journalist was trying to question the chair’s reputation by mere rumours that Thabo Mbeki make scathing remarks about the elections management systems. That did not go well with Ansah and hence the rest of her conversation with the journalist. The journalist did not even know that Thabo Mbeki made a statement for Commonwealth as a representative. He showed that he did not follow the proceedings of the elections at the main tally centre.

Innoxy
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Innoxy

100%, she was supposed to just say thank you go ahead with the question, that’s all.