Malawi two daily newspapers, The Nation and Daily Times have lost some of its newsroom staff to South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiriand his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) who has hired them for his television session and communication department.
Times Group has suffered a ‘Tsunami’ of staff resignation which has seen workers such Taufiq Chipinga , Snowden Kadzakumanja (photo-journalist) , Justice Kangulu, Ian Ndege qutting to join Bushiri Rainbow TV.
Apart from those who have joined Bushiri TV, Times newsroom has lost sub editor Charles Mpaka and Deogratius Mmana, Lilongwe Bureau Chief.
Mmana has joined Ministry of Information as Deputy Director of Information.
Reporter Whyghtone Kapasule, has resigned and gone to study at Chancellor College.
Other resignations include Stanley Mphaya who has joined Story Workshop and Dorothy Matabwa, Deputy Human Resource Manager, has also resigned.
Times Media refused to comment on the resignations, saying its normal in an organisation to lose staff.
They downplayed the resignations as “normal” and that the “fibre” of its editorial and management staff has not been shaken.
At Nation Publications Limited, Ephraim Nyondo has resigned and is joining Bushuri for public relations (PR) at ECG and Shephered Bushiri Investments.
Nyondo will replace Kelvin Sulungwe who was relieved of his duties last year.
Sulugwe, a former Nyasa Times journalist, is now doing his business under creative media company Kanopy Life.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :