Ex ministers Lipenga, Kandodo join Times Media: Tukula fired at Times TV

Times Media Group, the country’s oldest publishing house and well known for declaring employees redundant, has fired its Times TV’s Head of Programmes Affairs, Gracian Tukula, five months after he was poached from their rivals Nation Publications Limites (NPL).

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The company, which publishes The Daily Times, Malawi News, The Sunday Times, and recently purchased Matindi Radio, has also fired two reporters, Sara Makondetsa and Chikondi Masuso, who were stationed in Lilongwe and Blantyre, respectively.

Meanwhile, the company, which also belongs to the family of Malawi’s founding President late Hastings Kamuzu Banda, is planning to hire former cabinet ministers Dr Ken Lipenga and Ken Kandodo, as Managing Editor and Operations Manager, respectively.

Lipenga, who served as Finance Minister during People’s Party (PP) two year rule, is no stranger to the company having worked as Edito-In-Chief for the institution way back and has published several novels. He used to write a column “Off The Cuff”.

There was no immediate comment from the persons in question, but sources privy to the development confirmed to Nyasa Times that an idea was floated to lure the two to get the posts.

Times Media Group has also re-engaged the services of prominent sports journalist Peter Kanjere from The Nation.

Kanjere has gone back to Times Group to head the sports desk following the demotion of Duncan Mlanjira, who is reportedly on entertainment desk.

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Gwamula
Gwamula
5 years ago

Ken Kandodo wachita bwino, that’s a good move, Ndale zake kuKasungu zinatha! The MP there is well organised and sapupuluma, money or no money sangamusunthe! Matama aKandodo ngati kuti timadya kunyumba kwake, Anadya ndalama za stadium ya Kasungu ameneyu, voti akampatsa ndi nda,? Kapena akaime kwatate wake Ku Zomba, komanso kugwilira tiana mkulu uyu, Maya amamvapo chain?

Ac Matewe
5 years ago

Ayi Tiziona.Kozani Ma Programme Abwino.Tikufuna Tidzionera Mipira Ya Kuno Ku Malawi Ndi Ya Kunja(super League Ndi Barclays).

mapaso
mapaso
5 years ago

iwe Usalimbane ndi Pilirani.Iye ndi dolo osati zimabi za demotionzi

manesi
manesi
5 years ago

Duncan mlanjira kupepera too much. Umakhalira kupempha anthu mowa pochita cover golf and mpira lero uli mmadzi.Komanso upie ku sukulu how can you a sports repoter in malawi for 15 years and above.You better fin else to do.No wonder you still lead a miserable life.Umatenga abale ako kumapita ku engalane ngati akukasewera ma game a olympics ndiye amasala komweko.Ife aku Blantyre print tikudziwa bwino lomwe timangopenya.

wales banda
wales banda
5 years ago

Zikukhala bwanji

chiya
5 years ago

eh eh eh, anzathu, olo ulovawo mpaka pamenepo? from minister to ,,,,, ayi, chitani manyazi.

mbina
mbina
5 years ago

Pilirani Kachinziri is not a TV presenter. achoke nsanga, kumango bwebweta nsete program yonse!

Man
Man
5 years ago

Times means ! Nthawi

chatonda
chatonda
5 years ago

Congratulations bwana Lipenga and Ken Kandodo. Please do not go back to politics. There is life after politics. Join Ntaba and you will still find food just like all of us do.

JB Original
5 years ago

Those who have been fired are from which region? Find out!!!

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