Malawi police charge journalists over EU team: On bail
Malawi Police have pressed charges to journalist Golden Matonga of Nation Publications Limited and Zodiak Broadcasting Station staff Steven Zimba and Francis Chamosowa with ‘behaving in disorder manner’ contrary to Sectuon 26 of the Aviation Act.
The journalists were arrested on Wednesday at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwed for taking and trying to take, photographs at the airport’s Very Important Persons (VIP) section as European Union (EU) Election Observer Mission (EOM) delegation arrived in the country.
The mission was due to present its final report on the disputed May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections but after intense resistance from some quarters they have shelded the release.
Police held the journalists in a cell within the airport for about an hour and a half and later released them on bail.
The journalists will appear in court on January 18 to answer the charges.
Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi chapter chairperson Tereza Ndanga said the body is “worried” that authorities continue to “treat journalism as a crime.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
We are tired of these stupid police people who works for DPP and not for people
Waste of time on trivia.
Rubbish! You were hiding them because Mr. Maliseche invited them to cause confusion? Well their mission has failed. Shame on you stupid police
Mwangotengapo amwenye pa Zambia pa mbvekere EU VIP ? Fotseki zanu !!
The Mutharika administration surely is the most useless of all time. When you hire cadets like Dausi, Mchacha and Mwapasa to head the police, the only result is this type of uselessness. Poloce rapists of girls in Nsundwe dont get arrested but journalists taking photos get thrown in jail.
Nanga bwanji a mutharika amajambulidwa ku vip konko? Kodi umbuli udzatha liti ku polisi?
nde mwati Very Important People? kodi aMalawi ndife otani….azungu akamabwera kuno amakhala very important why? nanga bwanji a MUTHALIKA amangojambulidwa chisawawa akapita ku USA or Britain? amangowajambula osawapempha and apolisisamawagwira, koma iwowa abwere kuno nkumawatcha VIP? VIP my foot
Andanga m mangoyikira zilizonse kumbuyo . onetsani kuti you are objective
imwe iti tantolankhani tofuntha, topupuluma komaso topanda ulemu. mbuli za ma janalisiti
Chindele chakufikapo pala ukufuma nadi ku Hewe……….wakhozga soni Hewe na Mwanda wuwo…shame!