Nation Publications Limited award winning investigative journalist Rabecca Chimjeka is set to join Times Group and reunite with her former editor George Kasakula who is heading the Malawi media giant.
Chimjeka, a former Nyasa Times investigative journalist before joining Nation, confirmed that she is heading to Times Media Group newsroom.
“It’s a done deal, I have resigned at Nation and am joining Times,” said Chimjeka.
Nation recently recruited Ntchindi Meki from Times but Chimjeka is described by newsroom sources at Times as a “big catch” in investigative journalism.
It has become inconceivable to think of Malawi’s democracy without thinking of the Malawian media. Malawi’s political class has never appreciated the fundamental aspects of democracy, but thanks to the Malawian media, some of their chicanery and shenanigans are laid bare by the journalists.
The one face that represents that canny ability to reveal to Malawians the mischief that the political class are up to is Rebecca Chimjeka.
The investigative reporter has exposed some of the innards of how cashgate happened, and how it is still going on today.
She has penetrated high-placed corruption in the timber business implicating top government officials, and has opened up the underbelly of the politics that is holding back construction of the Cancer centre.