Deceit and dishonesty which Malawi Broacasting Corporation (MBC) management did in the production of their 2011 ‘Our People Our Pride’ program is being revealed.
New information is revealing that MBC lied about the a 10-year old Chiradzulu girl who was recognized for carrying her sick mother on her back to the hospital situated 3kilomters from her village Mpama.
A resident of Chiradzulu has said that MBC Director General Bright Malopa and Steven Maseya and entire MBC crew faked the story. He asked them to present stories that are true and sincere.
“The whole story was staged except a few facts that Ndiuzayani is really a guardian to her mother in Chiradzulu Hospital”.
According to the resident, the girl’s mother resides at Kachere township in Blantyre and was taken to hospital by her neighbours together with Ndiuzayani.
“When stable and transferred to TB ward, Ndiuzayani’s mother was asked to leave Ndiuzayani at home but said she could not do so because there was none to stay with her because she was not in good terms with relatives,” said the source.
In the ward, the source said Ndiuzayani was loved by many people in the ward because “ngotumika”.
“The story was reported to MBC by one of patient’s guardians where after Maseya came to the hospital on 22 December and plotted the whole story.
“Ndiuzayani was told to put on dirt and torn clothes and carried a certain old woman on her back from the guardian shelter”.
According to source the girl couldn’t have carried her mother because she is obese to be carried by a 10-year-old.
The source challenged journalists to visit the Chiradzulu Hospital and do random interviews to independently confirm this.
Maseya’s phone could not be reached when Nyasa Time wanted to talk to him.
But his close friend said it would be possible that the story could be faked because he overhead Maseya saying that he has managed to ‘create’ a touching piece for the Our People Our Pride program.
However some of more than 50 people who commented on the story which was first reported by Nyasa Times doubted its credibility saying it left many questions unanswered.
One contributor said:“The story about the 10 yrs old girl taking care of her mother is really touching But the source of the story has to provide enough details on it otherwise there are a lot of unanswered questions. Are they only two in their family? Aren’t there neighbors or fellow villagers around the place where they stay who could be called to come to their rescue?…..”
And another one said: “Anthu ayamba kutumiza nkhani zabodza/ kukakamula! Mwanawanga wazaka 10 nde andibereke ineyo? Ayenda? Amalawi taphunzirani kunena zoona. Yes the child needed recognition for whatever effort she did to see mom to hospital osati zoti anamubereka mayi wache. Ayi ndibodza. Olo otheratu ndi edzi, mafupa amalemera”.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :