Malawi media giant Times Group has appointed Malawian investigative journalist Rex Chikoko working for The Nation newspaper.as its new editor.
Sources at Nation Publications Limited said Chikoko, who was a news analyst, cleared his desks and has moved to the rival news organisation where he once worked but now to take the editorship.
“He is taking on the role as editor of Times,” a source at Nation newsroom said.
At Times Group, reporters confirmed they have a new editor and he is Chikoko.
“Yes Rex Chikoko is our new editor. He brings with his invaluable experience and great energy,” said one senior reporter.
Chikoko replaces Madalitso Mussa, who was editor of the Daily Times, and moves to editor at Sunday Times, one of the titles of the Times Group which also publishes Malawi News.
Times news organisation is still headed by George Kasakula as Editor-in-Chief.
Kasakula also crossed the floor from Nation Publications and helped the transformation of the media giant spearheded by chief executive office Leonard Chikadya into a multi-platform news and information business that has a radio and television.
The former president the late Kamuzu Banda’s empire also runs a courier company Times Courier and a book publishing company Dzuka Publishing.