MBC boss Sumbuleta sent on forced leave over sexual coercion allegations

Government has sent on forced leave Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) director-general Aubrey Sumbuleta who is facing allegations of sexual coercion at the  public broadcaster.

MBC’s Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta sent on forced leave

Minister of Information Gospel Kazako has confirmed that Sumbuleta has been sent on forced leave following complaints lodged by some members of staff at MBC.

Kazako, who once worked at MBC, said the forced leave is meant to allow smooth investigations into the allegations of sexual misconduct.

“Yes, I can confirm Sumbuleta has been  placed on leave  until the investigation into the allegations has concluded,” said Kazako.

This comes hot on the heels of an inquest by the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) into alleged sexual abuse tendencies by top managers at the parastatal, including Sumbuleta.

He recently appeared before MHRC on the same.

Kazako said the force leave was appropriate “given the seriousness of the allegations” of sexual misconduct.

Some female workers, including Catherine Kunje are believed to have lodged complaints to  authorities, including the Ombudsman, Martha Chizuma.

The Coalition for the Empowerment of Women and Girls (CEWAG) executive director, Beatrice Mateyo said cases of sexual harassment are rampant especially in government offices including the recent allegations at MBC which need to be duly addressed.

She petitioned the office of the  ombudsman to investigate the allegations/

“We want the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations, so that at the end of the day the victims should receive justice and if the perpetrators are identified, they should be punished in accordance with the law,” explained Mateyo.

Mateyo said they have been assured by the Office of the Ombudsman that they will work together with  Malawi Human Rights Resources Centre (MHRRC)  to ensure that the issues are resolved accordingly.

Ombudsman Martha Chizuma  said: “There is a lot of harm that happens because of sexual assault.

“The cultural context that we operate in is conducive to promoting sexual abuses, so every intervention pertaining to this issue has to keep in account of the cultural context in order to make the perpetrators understand that the cycle of sexual abuse might affect even their own daughter or relatives in the long run,” stated Chizuma.

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PHRIWAPHIRI
1 month ago

ZOSADABWITSA, PAJATU MPANDOWU UKUPITA A GEORGE KASAKULA THE STOGGE FROMTIMES TO THANK HIM FOR SUPPORTING M C P

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Zamanyazi kwabasi.

Chisakalimwe
Chisakalimwe
1 month ago

Wezi Sitolo i feel sorry for u. What a respected woman u were but the trap of being promoted to MBC4 has shamed u!

zarry
zarry
1 month ago
Reply to  Chisakalimwe

kodi its true azimai mmagonedwa for promotion, shame. ine ndine nzimayi nzanu. Never believed that such things could happen.

Mgalileya
Mgalileya
1 month ago

SHAAAAAAAAAA

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
1 month ago

Koma Catherine Kunje, bodza bwanji? mmayesa munayamba kuswana kalekale? Komanso Aubrey, Catherine Kunje siwabo, kapena amatsekemera ngati Ceres juice?

Jane Kambani
Jane Kambani
1 month ago

Lero Sumbuleta ali pa nyasatimes? Mphamvu zatha, kuhonga atolankhani kwakanika? Koma akazi ako alolera kumavula pant. Ine ayi

Limbani Moya
Limbani Moya
1 month ago

This bastard will never find peace. Not only for lying canaly with numerous female employees but for unfair dismissal of innocent people at MBC and transfering several others maliciously. Welcome to the real world Sumbuleta. Welcome to the world without DPP to cushion you. Life without St Andrews or Phoenix for your children, galu iwe. Pananyongo pako. You behaved as though the whole country was in your hands. You never had any mercy for your subordinates. Remember, Ian Simbota, Carim Mpaweni, the drivers you fired just to mention a few. Those who left voluntarily because you gave them pressure. Moto… Read more »

Shonai
1 month ago

Angopezerako mwayi.He is on their wanted list The plan is to get rid of everybody who was there.

Acherewawo
Acherewawo
1 month ago

Komatu azimayi ambiri amafunanso azibambo koterokuti bamboyo amango malizitsa. Minyengo pamtunda timaseda iti ta Uhule samalani azibambo. Ulemu waboza koma uhule mkati timaseda phwi!!!

Mungowataya
Mungowataya
1 month ago

Sumbuleta has fucked almost every woman you see at MBC and we can tell you their and many of put on rings to deceive people. But what should be known is that its not only MBC but a lot of offices women sleep on the carpet for promotion.This time kukwaiwa, kapena education are out of fashion but legs of a woman are mostly important. If you pay a visit to banks,Macra,Escom , banks around 7pm you will see it yourself the woman coming out of the offices akuti ntchito inachuluka. These days the woman is been fucked during working hours… Read more »

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