MBC boss faces calls to apologise over ‘ugly’ remarks

Malawians have vented anger over news and revelations that state broadcaster MBC News and Programmes director Chimwemwe Banda called her junior ‘ugly’.

Friday tweets on Twitter and writing on social chat network Facebook, Malawians say Banda must either resign or sacked for her demeaning remarks on TV presenter Marie Segula which led the young girl demoralised at work

Others said even the most clear-cut apology won’t do because the comments were “stupid and crass”.

Chimwemwe Banda: Comments were crass

Most people believe Banda doesn’t deserve to lead any team of professionals where some will be classified as beautiful and others ugly.

“Board of MBC must discipline Chimwemwe Banda for unprofessional conduct,” wrote Alice Makina on Facebook.

Others called on Director General Bright Malopa to ask Banda  “apologise and explain herself”,  saying ignoring issues like this will cripple confidence of many television front people.

And many comments on Nyasa Times story said Segula was however “beautiful young lady”. There were many comments which denigrated Banda following her alleged office harassment against female workers.

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