MBC loses another journalist: Maganizo Mazeze resigns

Barely few days after parting ways with one of its senior journalists Chisomo Mwamadi, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has again lost the services of another seasoned newsman Maganizo Mazeze.

The industrious broadcaster told Nyasa Times he had resigned from the public broadcasting house to pick up a new job at Malawi Airlines as public relations officer (PRO).

Mwamadi also picked up a new job as public relations officer at the Central East Africa Railway (CEAR).

Mazeze:  New lease of  professional life
Mazeze: New lease of professional life

“I have resigned from MBC and picked up a new job with the Malawian Airlines as Public Relations Officer effective 13th January, 2014,” said Mazeze who has been with the public broadcaster for four and half years having joined it in July 2009.

In May 2012, Mazeze was seconded to government as public relations officer for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development before relocating to Ministry of Labour in October 2013.

The former president of the Journalists Union of Malawi (JUMA) and Southern Africa Journalists Association (SAJA) said despite moving out of the mainstream media, he remained passionate about journalism.

“I am so passionate about journalism and my life is wholly immersed in global current affairs,” said Mazeze whose memorable moment as a journalist is when police arrested him in January 2003 for broadcasting an investigative piece on blood suckers (vampires) in Chiradzulu district.

He said about the experience: “That experience shaped the scope of my professional life for both negative and positive sense. Positive in the sense that out of it, I built a name and reputation of a fearless journalist and negative because some people, particularly politicians, perceive me as arrogant, when in actual fact am just an affable and agile man willing to dig deep into stories worth the salt. When it comes to digging good stories, on that one alone, I am persuasively arrogant.”

Mazeze has lived his life as a broadcast journalist but has written for international newspapers and online publications and also edited and produced several magazines and newsletters.

Apart from MBC, the seasoned journalist has also worked for the Malawi News Agency (MANA), MIJ, 101 FM and Capital Radios as well as Blantyre Synod Health & Development Commission as communication officer and Council for Non-Government Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA) as a media consultant.

Last year, he was appointed as a Board Member of the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA).

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