M’theto Lungu, who launched his media career as reporter and cartoonist in the mid 90s, married his sweetheart, Sekani Kalimbakatha – a printer and graphic designer, on Saturday 30th June in the capital city, Lilongwe. The event took place in Area 22.
Lungu, who is Public Relations Officer at the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) and Editor for Msilikali Magazine of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), also experienced a special aura when fellow cartoonist, James Kazembe, dedicated his Antchona cartoon strip to his wedding in The Nation of the same day.
“I decided to honour my colleague cartoonist with a special visit by Antchona at his event. Since am away in Blantyre and with M’theto in spirit, Antchona was the best way I could get the whole of Malawi support this multi-talented collague,” expressed Kazembe.
Antchona was depicted at the event with a glamorous woman, and the couple gossiping that though he was drunk, unlike the other guests, he was ‘dishing out’ a lot of money as a true friend.
Known as Lip Smile, Lungu also runs a multimedia (PAV – Print Audio Visual) company, Nyasa Anzeni Media (namedia) with his wife, and is an accomplished editor, illustrator who has done several comic book stories on children and human rights, and illustrated governance journals.
Sekani, who studied print and publishing at the Government Print in Zomba City and is studying PRPA and advancing her graphics career said she was “excited” that she met “the best person in my life.”
Both are Presbyterian and based in Lilongwe.
Present at the event were media gurus including Baldwin Chiyamwaka of the Media Council of Malawi, NGO personalities including Christopher Bauti of JournAIDS, UNDP, PLAN Malawi, MCC and MDF representatives, relatives and friends.
Lt. Paul Chiphwanya led a group of soldiers from the Public Information Office (PIO) where Lungu consults in presenting a special gift and saluted the couple military style whilst Mrs. Taliona Matapa
led the church’s Malawi Council of Churches team that also presented a special gift.
One of the MCC officials wowed the guests when he danced his heart out to the tune of ‘Wandikweza’ by Peter Mulangeni.
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