Khanje elected Misa- Malawi chair, Kasakula in road accident: Updated

Thom Khanje of Times Group on Saturday got elected  the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter chairman.khanje

Khanje was elected in Lilongwe after beating George Kasakula editor of Weekend Nation with a resounding victory by obtaining 163 votes against 64.

He takes over from Anthony Kasunda.

Khanje pledged to “serve the media well” and  accelerate the battle for freedom of the media during his reign.

He thanked the journalists for giving him a vote of “confidence” .

Kasakula conceded defeat,, hugged Khanje and congratulated him.

“I congratulate Mr Thom Khanje for his election. Misa –Malawi is for every journalist and we need to forge ahead together,” he said.

“Khanje fought hard, he wanted it more and he got it,” Kasakura told Nyasa Times reporter at the elections.

“His campaign was well funded to unprecedented level of money that has never happened  to Misa before,” he added.

Khanje’s team also won elections including The Nation journalist Yvonne Sundu elected as vice chair and Winnie Botha in the executive.

Meanwhile, Kasakula on his way back to Blantyre was involved in a road accident as his car hit on a woman who died at Zalewa.

Police confirmed the accident and said the woman – believed to have been drunk- abruptly crossed the road  when she was hit.

Kasakula was held for questioning by police and later released on bail.

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munthu wankulu
munthu wankulu
6 years ago

asiya munthu wankulu kwambiri Kasakula is a braveman

ANALYTICAL
ANALYTICAL
6 years ago

DPP has won again after funding the Khanje Campaign! Cry Malawi media

samson
6 years ago

kkkkkk kasakula wazionatu lero…matama apa ndiye akuthera.onani mpaka mwapha munthu.

popi
popi
6 years ago

congrats Thom, wish you all the best!. know hw to properly utilise your team, it’s the greatest asset you have.

Kenneth macjessie
6 years ago

Congrats Thom. Be a strong character. Don’t be lukewarm.

hfty
hfty
6 years ago

Congrats thom but now is the time to display strength of character. Don’t let the DPP fools fool you and don’t let chikadya fool you. Strive not only to fill kasunda’s shoes but also go beyond him. Kodi Kasakula akamati thom’s campaign was well funded akutanthauza chani? Ife campaign timapanga pa Facebook and facebook njaulere, no wonder someone branded you as analogue and not digitized

Bwampini wa Muthanyura
Bwampini wa Muthanyura
6 years ago

Malawi be ware! DPP has strategized to ensure leadership of all unions, associations, etc for various entities is made up of DPP zealots. To them this would result no critics.

Makanja
Makanja
6 years ago

Journalists are poorly paid and Peter Mutharika recognized this by giving them brown envelopes to share. Kasakula and Tenthani decided to make political capital on this and embarrassed the whole journalistic fraternity and in the process jeopardizing future chances for journalists to receive brown envelopes not just from the president but other well wishes as well. Other organizations and individuals will be uncomfortable to assist journalists for fear of being seen as bribing journalists. When you want to hit your political opponents you must first check the consequences of your actions on your fellow human beings who might be hurt… Read more »

Wawa
Wawa
6 years ago

Congrats. Now work with the journalists labour gurus, Juma.

With them our working conditions will improve.

God bless.

chefourpence
6 years ago

congrats Thom.

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