Malawi Police summon MCP SG Mkaka over MBC drone

Malawi Police on Wednesday summoned Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) Secretary General Elsenhower Mkaka in order to ask him to explain what he knows about the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) missing drone.

Mkaka has a go at “scared DPP”

Mkaka confirmed to Nyasa Times that he was indeed summoned to appear before Area 18 Police station.

“Yes its true that I was indeed summoned to appear before Area 18 Police Station where officers interrogated me on various issues to do with the drone,” said Mkaka.

Reports indicate that MBC crew Prince Donda and Elias Chauluka were taking aerial visuals of the City Centre using a drone when MCP supporters attacked the crew on suspicion that they were filming an MCP National Executive (NEC) meeting which was allegedly under way at the MCP offices in the area.

The crew managed to escape without injuries but the drone is apparently with the MCP supporters.

Mkaka said he was surprised that Police is summoning MCP leadership  while MBC who are the owners of the drone have not shown interest to find it.

“When the Malawi Police vehicles to search for drone at MCP Headquarters, I immediately called MBC Director General, asking him to explain and describe about the drone because some of our boys have not seen the object but the DG has not written the letter,”  said Mkaka.

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi has since asked MCP authorities and leadership to arrange for the return of the drone and ensure that the matter is investigated and the culprits who allegedly attached the journalists are disciplined and take measures to prevent any future attack on the media.

Misa chairperson Tereza Ndanga nonetheless called upon all media outlets  including the taxpayer funded MBC and journalists to be professional and impartial in their work.

“Only a professional media sector can safe guard our nascent democracy and facilitate socio-economic development of our country,” Ndanga said in a statement.

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MMalawi Waku Mudzi
Am still thinking about the MBC Drone saga in City Centre. We were discussing with my colleagues at lunch to say: MBC Head of Security has to be fired because he is to blame for the drone. He or she didn’t do a research of the area where they were filming. MCP building is very close to USA, RSA, Zambian embassies, etc. These are protected territories and are considered as foreign countries as per laws. The MBC crew were within these protected areas and it’s likely that the drone was flying on a NO GO zone areas of these embassies… Read more »
peter george

a MBC ndi akazitape DPP apita bwnji kumalo oti sanayitanidwe? Komanso katundu wawo chifukwa chiyani a MBC akhala chete? aPolice awa ngamsulizo.

c chimbatata

A Tereza Ndanga Kani ndinu achitsiru choncho! you think it’s only reporters who have Rights BUT not those who were holding the meeting? They have Rights to privacy, don’t you know that? As a reporter don’t you know about seeking consent first before doing doing your job?
You are just swimming in a pool of your own ignorance! Please refrain from exposing your GIGO (Gabbage In Gabbage Out). Rights should come with responsibility!


Do you know that MCP offices are close to USA Embassy? And MBC can dare fly an object close to the embassy offices. You must be joking.


Koma MCP very pathetic. Nhanza zakalekale zopha a chi na Gadama, Matenje, Chiwanga, Sangala simudasiyebe?


Inu ndinu a chitsiru, look at aaters with a sober and objective mind


a MBC amakatani poti kwawo ndikutukwana MCP…….SHUPIT MBC

Shadow MP

MBC is behaving like it’s in political alliance with DPP, will it roll up its operations when DPP regime is over in 2019? This is executively shameful


Good advice from misa Malawi be professional you will not been harassed/embarrassed


Kkkkkk MBC isovenge. Agalu achabechabe inu zitsiru mbewa za anthu mbuzi zenizeni. Tionana 2019 tidzakudulani michira. Drone paliponse. Munapita kolakwika. Iwenso Tereza Ndanga as chair of MISA Malawi you need to advise your journalists not to invade territories without proper planning with the owners of the premises. Surely these MBC fools did not seek prior consent to cover the MCP NEC meeting which was reportedly being held in camera. Next time be professional. MBC la forty lakukwanirani kkkkkk musovenge!!!!

Kantyali Phyiphyiti

MCP should never be intimidated by the police and should not return the drone to MBC. The reason given by MBC for flying their drone is a mere excuse to run away from the truth. I suspect they were spying on MCP and its supporters should break it into pieces.

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