Three MBC journalists summoned over Muluzi’s voice

Three journalists working for the state broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) are uncertain over the future of their jobs after being summoned for airing interviews with former president Bakili Muluzi .

Muluzi is a father to the leader of the opposition United Democratic Front  (UDF) Atupele  Muluzi and its presidential candidate in next year’s elections.

His voice interview is reported to have not pleased the top government officials.

Impeccable sources at MBC told Nyasa Times that MBC Director General Benson Tembo summoned Kondwani Chinele, Austin Kachipeya and the chief producer Emanuel Thwala to explain  on an interview aired during the  MBC’s news bulletins in which Muluzi talked about  Eid-al-Fitir and  the Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

Muluzi: His interview puts journalists on job risk
Muluzi: His interview puts journalists on job risk

The sources also revealed that MBC was forced to  remove the Muluzi’s  voice  clip from 8 pm news bulleting which was aired at 6pm news bulletin the process it delayed the  8pm news casts  by 20 minutes.

“The meeting was held last Thursday in boardroom of Tembo’s office,” said the sources.

The sources said the development has sent shivers among MBC staff who strive to stick to professionalism following calls of turning the state broadcaster into public broadcaster that would entertain diverse voices regardless of political affiliation.

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