Telesvision presentor Mary Segula is back on air after she was “demoralised” when the then MBC deputy director Chimwemwe Banda caused a storm with “ugly face” remarks targeting at her.
Segula was on MBC news on Saturday as she looked bubbly and beautiful as usual.
Banda made the remark after Segula was picked by the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation to host the 6th Comesa first ladies meeting in Lilongwe last year.
She accused the ministry of not consulting her or the MBC, saying:” Kodi inu simumamva bwanji? Ndinakuuzani kuti TV is about showbiz, sitimangotenga munthu aliyense, why didn’t you ask me first? [Some of these ugly faces you are picking are not for such functions.]”
The remarks caused a storm in Malawi, with human rights activist saying to call someone ugly was “despising God” who created all in His image.
A leading rights activist, Seodi White, said Segula had been “injured” with the remarks.
“We are all created in the image of God,so to call someone ugly surely is despising His creation.”
White, executive director of the Women in Law in Southern Africa (WLSA-Malawi), bashed Banda for failing to respect the rights of women.
She said this was harassment at work which had created a bad working environment to employees.
Banda was moved out of MBC a move welcomed by m,any female employees who claim she was harrisng them.