Malawi public broadcaster MBC apologizes over TV insults on Chilima

The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation  (MBC) has “unconditionally apologize” to all Malawians for a picture containing vulgar language against Vce President Sulous Chilima which it carried on its news bulletin on television of Monday 11 May 2020.

MBC boss Aubrey Sumbuleta and Controller of News, Current Affairs and Online Service at MBC Vincent Khonyongwa: Issue apology

MBC management say in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that the picture was erroneously used.

“The beaming of the said picture with such vulgar words  was not a deliberate action on our part, but a serious oversight on the part of the those responsible for editing and quality control,” reads the statement in part.

The state broadcaster says  its editorial policy does not in anyway condone the use of vulgar language in any mode on any of its platforms.

“This serious mishap is sincerely regretted. Steps are being taken to remedy the same. ”

It says the broadcaster usually does a thorough check of its content before it is brought on the public platform.

“As public broadcaster we would like to state that the vulgar language  and the views expressed in the picture were not ours.  They don’t represent the values we stand for,  or promote. The inconvenience caused  by the picture is deeply and sincerely regretted,” concludes the statement.

However, members of the general public feels something very important is missing in the apology: an apology to Chilima who the vulgar language has targeted.

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Gkay
Gkay
9 months ago

I feel like they want to fool malawians. The apology isn’t like the way it was supposed to be. Those guys needs to be taken to court.They talk trush these guys of MBC. They forget that it’s a public Television. They act like Party TV.

Malawi belong to the citizens

MBC TV employees,count yourself fired. During election process pajatu Kulibe kuwonjezera mafigures Ku DPP and UDF alliance chifukwa zipani zimenezi pakuba pokha zili mzawo.No tippex,no fake tally sheets,no dublicates to be used and no under age citizens to vote.Dpp and UDF alliance it looks like you are cornered at last, chowulukadi chimatera.

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Vindere !!

Maliseche
Maliseche
9 months ago

Heads need to roll , people need to get fired!

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

Apology not accepted! SKC is going to sue these MBC tv officials…apeze polekela! Eish.MBC tv should stop using taxpayers money. Let Cadets fund it!

Mwana
Mwana
9 months ago

Kodi kweni kweni amatukwana Kuti chani
ku MBC ko za a Vice President chilima enafee zinatiphonya Moti apanso trying kumva zotukwana zakekezo Aya, ena Amati chilima watukwana former president bakili muluzi which I which open up my eyes plz

Thomas maulidi
Thomas maulidi
9 months ago

The DPP vice president is no way near half in cation le ot merit or wits to chilima.. the state president himself is not physically and mentally agile enough to computer and factor ideals and proxess complex solutions to solve Malawi’s problems which all DPP member dont know 1. Corruption. 2Lack of jobs..3. “Density” or the density populated population. 4. Poor med facilities. 5.poor education. Lack of manufacturing and technology capability 6. Nepotism ignoring merit 7. The government leadership and political machinery embazzeles half of every projects money carelessly and fraudulently .8 award of co tract to part members and… Read more »

Lydia masex
Lydia masex
9 months ago

A publicly funded broadcaster…funded by the government which is funded by OPPOSITION and rulings party members taxes and also non partisan malawian taxes decided that it was funny and proper to Broadcast a message insulting the State Vice President. 1. Remember when Bingu died we all learnt that at Vice President can take o er therefore he should be respected just as any other malawian but also even more 2. REMEMBER elections are way too close and there is a high chance that chakwela will win with State Vice President Being Chilima.. he is such an energetic young man who… Read more »

Mpakaten
9 months ago

A group of journalist were suspended last year for making a genuine mistake when they called late Peter Mutharika which some politicians like Vuwa Kaunda also did. Why not take action on this planned offence? The punishment must begin with the Board Chair of MBC, and down to the Director General and the reporter and his editor. They must pay for their shameless actions.

Neno
Neno
9 months ago

YOU HAVE SAID A LOT OF BAD THINGS FOR OUR VICE PRESIDENT….WHAT MBC SHOULD KNOW IS THAT DR CHILIMA IS THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR MALAWI NATIONAL…

THIS MBC SHOULD BE CLOSED FOR GOOD…IT HAS BEEN MISLEADING THE MALAWI NATION FOR LONGTIME AND IT WILL A VERY BIG PROBLEM ONE DAY JUST LIKE IN RWANDA.

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