The head of Roman Catholic Church in Malawi, Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa on Thursday lost his temper and blasted the tax-funded broadcaster, MBC for twisting his words to suit its political propaganda in favor of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
MBC has for years been criticized of operating as a propaganda media-outlet for the ruling political parties and government, departing from its entrusted objective of disseminating unbiased information to the public.
Speaking during the second-day session of the Public Affairs Committee (Pac) 5+1 All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference in Blantyre, His Grace Msusa seemed enraged with how MBC portrayed him as President Peter Mutharika and the DPP’s sympathizer by sensationalizing and quoting him out of context.
While tempting to control his temper and emotions, His Grace Msusa warned that, if not controlled, the continued MBC propaganda could incite anarchy in the country.
“Using of what I said as if I agree with everything of what is happening; that is wrong. I don’t like what MBC has done to use what I said out of context,” said Msusa who sounded infuriated with MBC’s action.
The statement in context “we will support you” is the one Archbishop Msusa said when Pac had an audience with Mutharika last year.
Archbishop Msusa, who is regarded as a one of the pillars of integrity and faith in the country, has since warned that Malawians might one day rise to fight against such conduct displayed by MBC.
“One day the power of the gun shall not be feared. Am not a prophet but we should remember that one day the power of the gun will not be feared.”
He said: “I am angry.”
Leader of government delegation to the conference, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu apologized to Archbishop Msusa on behalf of MBC and government.
“I should apologize to the Archbishop. Please be informed that the complaint has been noted. As government will be able to correct our ways and do things in a right manner,” said Tembenu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :