MBC fires Mungomo: Board finds him guilty over theft and forgery charges

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)  Director of Programmes Albert Mungomo has been fired from his job after being found guilty of theft and forgery,  Nyasa Times understands.

Mungomo: Fired
Mungomo: Fired

The MBC Board made their unanimous decision at their meeting held in Mangochi after a disciplinary committee of the same Board found him guilty on all charges.

The MBC Board of Directors had summoned Mungomo to respond to allegations of theft and forgery of a Malawi Government document and signature of Secretary for the Department of Human Resource and Development Mr. Blessings Chilabade inviting himself to a non-existent government meeting in Lilongwe.

Mungomo used the invitation to claim MK 235,000.00 from MBC night allowances and cash for fuel to apparently travel to the bogus meeting.

According to information Nyasa Times has gathered, Mungomo is reported to have accepted to the Board of his wrong doing and that “It was an oversight” on his part.

However,  having learnt from his personal file that the latest incident of theft was a third one since he was employed at MBC , the Board decided to honour the regulations in the country’s Public Service Finance Act resulting in his outright dismissal for dishonesty and theft.

The once powerful ‘Mr. Madonzero’ is reported to have left the institution earlier in the week after the Board communicated their decision to him.

Nyasa Times investigations have established that this is not the first time Mungomo has been fired from MBC over theft.

In 1994, MBC fired Mungomo for stealing a cash cheque for terminal benefits of the late famous quizmaster Brightson Kalilani.

He was also arrested and convicted in 1996 by the Blantyre Magistrate court for forgery and theft after tearing a leaf from an MBC cheque book in the Accounts Department and forging the signature of the then MBC Director General and cashed it.

Although he got arrested and fired on all these serious offences, ‘Mr. Blantyre’ as Mungomo is popularly known found his way back to MBC after a presidential pardon by former Malawi leader Bakili Muluzi.

To earn the pardon, Mungomo cheated the former president that he had been fired from MBC in 1996 on political grounds for being pro multiparty advocate.

However, the unrepentant Albert Mungomo was fired again by the Muluzi administration after being found guilty on yet another charge of organising a staff revolt at MBC against the  UDF administration of Muluzi only to bounce back during the Bingu wa Mutharika regime.

At the time Mungomo was stealing the MBC money, he was serving the corporation as Director of Programmes courtesy of an injunction he obtained against the MBC board’s decision to demote him for incompetence.

When contacted Mungomo’s lawyer a Mr. Khan admitted accompanying him to the disciplinary hearing but indicated that Mungomois yet to brief him about the Board’s latest decision and pay legal fees.

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MadaJokhupesi
MadaJokhupesi
4 years ago

uyu mukuti Albert. Kuba anayambadi kalekale gologolo wachabe chabe. Mkuluwakenso Brian chimodzimodzi. Albert saziwa ntchito ta pang’ono amabisalira kwa anthu andale to protect him. MBC muyang’ane ma voucher akale you will find kuti ma trip a Albert ambiri anali a Fake. Tsiku lina ndinakumana naye mu corridor ku ntchito kuni akuti I’m chasing my cheque I have a trip to Lilongwe Ati ku meeting. Mbava yachabe chabe. pano pa MBC Ku Administration yathu pofunika Kusintha amangosainira zilizonse without veryfying. Ndalama zambiri zimatuluka chifukwa cha weak administration. UYU Simango yamukulira ntchito. Komatu Albert apite kuchitokosi.Finance yathunso is so weak. Staff must… Read more »

Afana Zedi
Afana Zedi
4 years ago

Koma kankhopeko kutuwa chonchi ngati kuti wazola sopo ya Maluwa kumaso? Kodi sangathe kugula ka Vaseline or ka Cocoa butter ndi ndalama zokubazo?

Moya
Moya
4 years ago

Going to Mangochi just to attend to a thief? The chairman of the board needs to be fired…if only Mutharika was like magafuli or any other president who understand the dire situation malawi is in…i cry for this generation they have rotten wrong models in leadership position

Mapwevupwevu
Mapwevupwevu
4 years ago

I have met Gloria and she has confided in me that she is regretting leaving her loving husband Ralph for Mungomo who lured her with stolen money.
Gloria waneneratu kuti mmene zilirimu adzingonyengetsa to maintain her life style!

Albert Mungomo
Albert Mungomo
4 years ago

Musalimbane ndi ine. I am not your size. I am well connected. Do not waste your tome talking no sense. I will soon be back and i will be back with a a bang.

Nyoooo!
Nyoooo!
4 years ago

Mumalembelanji ntchito mbavayo mukudziwa kale mbiri yake? Zisathele pompo izi koma imangidwe basi.

ndadabwa
4 years ago

a mungomo. chiwandatu chimenecho. mudzipempherere

njati
njati
4 years ago

Zamanyazi izi. Mpakana forging ma signature a anthu? Mlandu winansotu uwu. Chonchobe.. Koma asakalowe mchitokosi thanzi lawo will be compromised

Hoba
Hoba
4 years ago

Mummangise minty woipa ameneyi.Like sukulu alibe alowera kuti? Kukula konseko no first degree no wonder amabisalira my ndale.June mungomo anayamba kalekale.If you check me help ambiri amene wayenda that were fair like amagwirizana bro Mr Simango ku musainira ndikugawana zina.Achita zambiritu anyamata amenewa.

Banda
Banda
4 years ago

Welcome to Malawi where you can be fired from your government position for stealing the peoples money, then to be rehired into the same government department and do it again

Hopefully this will be the last that we see Mungomo
Sadly not likely

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
4 years ago
Reply to  Banda

This guy looks like a habitual and con thief……..

Nyoooo!
Nyoooo!
4 years ago
Reply to  Banda

No wonder the govt is full of thieves.

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