Times TV presenter Brian Banda forced to resign

Times television celebrated and maverick presenter Brian Banda has been forced to resign following accusation of professional misconduct.

Parting ways: Brian Banda receives an award from Leornard Chikadya (Left), Times Group CEO

Social media has been awash with reports that Banda resigned because of alleged soliciting of corruption.

But sources at Times indicate that Banda was asked by management to resign after  a catalogue of professional misconduct.

“It has been a mutual understanding to break apart,” said one of the sources at Times.

Corrupiton has been dismissed as a reason for  Banda’s departure but that he is accused of “serious errors of judgment”.

Banda, who served as press officer for former president Joyce Banda, has been hosting Times TV  talk show ‘Hot Current’ which is popular  in Malawi following the ‘truth telling’ discussion.

The program which features Times Group Editor-in-Chief George Kasakula is showing brave and substantive journalistic endeavours (often at great personal risk) and discussing matters of current which are hitting headlines, taking government into task on accountability and corruption.

The  Hot Current has been  attracting wrath of those wielding power recklessly, even criminally, with complete impunity and unaccountability as the program is putting them on spot with no holds barred critique.

The marverick award winning broadcaster has also been conducting Times Exclusive interview programme.

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Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

Better to be Youth leager than cadet mbava

Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

This guy is dull. when he is presenting a programme he does it in mixed languages – English and Chichewa. Sometimes he would start a sentence in English and it in Chichewa and vise versa. You cannot tell whose audience is. If he chooses English the programme must be as such from start to the end and so if he chooses Chichewa. In most cases,as I have been following Hot Current it became clear to me that the subject of discussion was always initiated by George Kasakula. The guy could not come up with a well reasoned topical issue for… Read more »

SavimbiSankara
SavimbiSankara
1 year ago

Wasnt that the program format not a reflection of his IQ? Komatu zinazi zikafunika kudzimvetsa.

Neil
Neil
1 year ago

Can your father speak English continuously?

Kholowa
Kholowa
1 year ago

Inuyonso a kapado mukanangolemba mchichewa basi. English wanu sali mushe mwalemba ngati mwana wa form 1 wa pa community day secondary school.

josh jackson
josh jackson
1 year ago

He used to solicit money from pipo and organisation to cover and uncover some stories to them.. he was corrupt.

Samuel
Samuel
1 year ago

AMALAWI MUKAFUNA KUSAPOTA KUMASAMALA TIMES NDI YA MCP. NDIPO MCP IMADANA NDI ANTHU AKUMWERA NDI KUMPOTO. AMATIKONDA NTHAWI YOVOTA. ALINGATI NJOKA MUUDZU. BRIAN BANDA WAZIONA LERO UKAFUNSE GWANDA, MUNIRO NDI MSOWOYA KUNGOTCHULAPO OCHEPA.

Tengupenya
Tengupenya
1 year ago

What were the errors in judgment or the series of misconduct?

Nabanda
1 year ago

Brian Banda is now with Zodiac. Congratulations Brian!!!

Bondo
Bondo
1 year ago

Times group has been fighting with MRA for unpaid taxes. I believe chopping of Brian is an attempt to make mends with government. Brian is just a sacrificial lamp. On the other hand i listen to the interviews of Brian which i think he needed to act better.

Chosadziwa
1 year ago

Brian Banda comes from Southern Region of Malawi and he joined a wrong media house, mind you Hon. Ken Lipenga was suppose to come to this media house but Chikadya and his group blocked him since Lipenga comes from southern region in Phalombe, Malawians go and check the hierachy of Times group, it favours only those from central Region of Malawi. Chikadya operates Times Group as his personal farm and due to this the company has drastically gone down and the departments which are operational currently are News Papers, Times Radio and Tv, All others have been closed the courier… Read more »

Bwatika
Bwatika
1 year ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

Abwana Chikadya is the owner of Times groups just like Zodiac with Gospel Kadzako. It is his personal business indeed its not like MBC. So he has the right to pick the right people who are in line with his values. Still more I like Brian Banda starting when he was at Capital Radio. They have axed a brave and very influential man.

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
1 year ago
Reply to  Bwatika

Chiķadya is just a Managing Director, and does not own the Company, unlike Kadzako.

Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
1 year ago
Reply to  Khumutcha

Correct. Chikadya is an employee unlike Gospel who owns ZBS.

TAI
TAI
1 year ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

I think your name tells a lot. You really don’t know. Talk about Times and Brian Banda and not times and the tribe and the region. No one on earth will ever be able to erase the tribe from the face of the earth. Ask Adolf Hitler who once tried. It was him who ended not the tribe he was trying to erase. If you hate chewas, that is your problem not God’s problem. Chewas will be there until God’s time comes just like the lhomwes and other tribes in Malawi. I don’t see the link between the sucking of… Read more »

Tyrone
Tyrone
1 year ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

Mwaphatikiza nkhani. Please find out more about Brian Banda’s issue. For the record, Chikadya is a Ngoni a Maseko Ngoni to be precise not a Chewa. L.W.B. Chikadya serves as an Impi to Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani. In fact there are so many Chewas who have been demoted, fired, dismissed and had their services terminated there at the Times Group. I can challenge you that there had been periods when the company’s management and editorial hierarchy had been dominated by other tribes like Dr Lipenga when he was Editor-In-Chief, General Manager, Bakali Maulidi, the late Nyekanyeka, most recently the late… Read more »

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyrone

Including Cassim Chilumpha at the time he had a holiday with UDF.

Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyrone

And of course late Vales Machira from Bvumbwe, Thyolo. Zamitundu zisiyeni.

Ahmed Lajah
Ahmed Lajah
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyrone

Munthu amadana ndi chilungamo. Ndimadziwa chilungamo ndi chovuta kuchimvetsa chifukwa unazolowera kunamiza ena Hot current imaunikira chilungamo cha Malawi mmene Malawi akuyendera kupelewela maganizo mmutu basi

josh jackson
josh jackson
1 year ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

who told you that pipo from the north are smart?

master
master
1 year ago
Reply to  josh jackson

someone is a fighting a very wrong battle, it seems he is frustrated with northerners shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Paramount pub in Kasungu

Mr Brian don’t you even worry your small head.God has already opened another door for you.You are going to make a very good team with Daniel Mawawa @ Zodiak

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
1 year ago

From Capital Radio ( when you were at your best and no surprise you won a US Govt scholarship) to a very surprise move to MBC, then back to Capital Radio, then to Peoples Party as JB Press Officer then to Times Group.
You are a good interviewer and you are destined for greatness but stop politics and go back to MBC. You remind me of the great Dr Benson Tembo.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Stop politics and go back to MBC???? What a joke!

@potani The Jugde
@potani The Jugde
1 year ago

should go back to MBC?? are you insane??

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