MBC reporter faces transfer over gay question

Taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) television reporter Peter Makawa faces disciplinary action for asking President Peter Mutharika a question on gay men who were recently arrested in Lilongwe.

Peter Makawa faces disciplinary measures for asking on gay issue

Peter Makawa faces disciplinary measures for asking on gay issue

State House had organised the news conference to allow Mutharika tell the nation his whirlwind tour of Malta, London and South Africa on official duties.

Tradition has it that the state controlled MBC journalists strictly ask the issue at hand, they are not allowed any other questions unless mentored before hand by State House.

However, on this day, Peter Makawa, who works for MBC television in Lilongwe asked the unsuspecting Mutharika the position of government on gay issue following the arrest of Cuthbert Kulemeka and Kelvin Gomani.

At first, Mutharika looked uncomfortable, then annoyed before he answered that he would be meeting Justice minister to chart the way.

Sources at MBC said Makawa has since been recalled at head office in Blantyre on “relief.”

Nyasa Times sources said management is contemplating of either sending him to Mzuzu where moderate ‘disobedient’ workers are warehoused or to “Siberia,” a training department where worst ‘disobedient’ workers are dumped as employees there virtually do nothing because no training takes place.

Makawa is currently anchoring news at Kwacha MBC studio in Blantyre. During the press conference where Makawa asked the gay question, Zodiak journalists were not invited allegedly because last time Tereza Ndanga grabbed a microphone and asked Mutharika the needful questions.

However Mutharika is said to have been angered by the decision of press secretary Gerald Viola who had connived with his blue eyed boy Silvester Namiwa to sideline Zodiak radio.

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Be open we can’t allow that just because we are on the top 10 of poorest countries in Thise world.we will never say yes,you are there because your mum and dad met et,if they whr gay u couldn’t even say dat….am I wrong??


Will comment later coz it seemz the issue has just started, real issues r coming ahead


Pagan leader,fe hell wid ur Babylon system

Dkn - Neno

Gay right is not a human right, rather it is a human unrighteousness and a sinful act against GOD. Malawians therefore should choose either to bow down to it and face God’s wrath, or listen to God and act according to His will and be safe in His hands. The ball is now in every Malawian’s hands.


And the Director General himself does not have even a diploma. He tried in vain to connive with one private college in Blantyre to sell him a Bachelors degree before he could attend classes. He was rejected and went away wild. Should I mention the private college?


Sad development. Even if the journal had asked how many times the minister can have sex with his wife or whether tye minister was gay, , I dont think these would be good grounds to punish the journalist.
Shame we stil live in the dark ages.


The weak need protection but the strong can look after themselves! Which thumps the table?


Yes transfer for gay question good mwakondwa but remember 2019 muchosedwabe.


Mr. Tt Sir, I think it would be unnecessary to be fighting with something which does not exist. The very fact that you are up against God, clearly proves his existence.
I can assuredly bet with you that soon and indeed very soon, your very eyes, ears,mind and all available senses will mock your current view about God. You are not the first person to argue against this clear fact. I believe you have been kept safe and sound for a testimony in 2016 and beyond.

john phiri


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