Mutharika administration feeling media storm

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…. fears campaign against presidency

As the media storm on Malawi President Peter Mutharika’s travel to the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA) continues, government has accused the media of being dragged into a newly launched campaign of misinformation against the president and his government.

Malawi President Peter Mutharika

Mutharika hit hard by local media.

In a statement signed by Chikondi Juma of the State House press office, the presidency has singled out Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) saying the station harbors “hatred for the current government.”

Zodiak had earlier reported on its networks  that Mutharika traveled to Dubai en-route to the UNGA using a Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express registration number OE-IGS owned by UK Private Jet Charter at a cost of not less than 200 million Kwacha. The trip would have cost K41 million had the president used a commercial flight.

However, the Presidency refuted the ZBS reports and says that Mutharika used a Jet owned by Execu-Jet of South Africa which has the registration number OE-IGS.

The state house statement failed to state the cost of the jet ride to taxpayers. What it states at length however, are claims that ZBS published wrong and unverified information.

“For its failure to verify the information it had, and going ahead to publish wrong information ,  ZBS is regrettably forcing us to conclude to  that the station has hatred for the current government and the current president,” says the statement.

State House also believes there is a vendetta against the president personally and his government and the media is being used as agents.

“The architects of these reports are aiming at inciting resentments of peaceful Malawians against the president and his DPP led government,” reads part of the statement.

It is characteristic of Malawian administrations to attack the media whenever things are going south for them.

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  1. ukanankhala mtengo kanadula
    bt coz mafunyeta anayimba kanankhala nyerere kanakumba ndilowe…zodiak watchout things wil b lyk za last yrs kukuwotchelan zithu.plz do wat z right to the innocent malawians

  2. A Malawi Tisalozane Chala Za Mkulu Ameneyu, Tonse Amene Tili Kunja Kwa Electrol Commission Tilibe Umboniweniweni Zoti Adaluza Kaya Adawina, Koma Kwa Ine Ngati Mkuluyu A Komishoni Adango M’yikapo Ayembekeze Chiweluzo Ngakhale Malembo Oyela Akuti Tisa Weluze Koma Apa Mulungu Sangakhale Chete, Akuti Ine Sindikhala Ndi Cabinet Yambiri Iyayi Koma Delegation Yambili Ndee Chani Chimenechi? Uku Nde sikuwononga Ndalama? Wina Wa DPP Ati Heeee Awone Vimwekumweku.

  3. Serious nanenso I will campain to vote out this Dpwipwi led government, we have to try others maybe we may be rescued. Awa alephera ndipo tisawapansenso mpa….

  4. We Have Reached The Time When Wipers Cant Wipe Rain Water, So @ This Time A Good Driver Stops Bcoz He/she Cant See What Is Ahead Of ,so Its High Time For Babylon To Step Down To Pave Way For Others

  5. lets pray for our leaders!love them wish them good!therenothing but ourleaders carrying abag heavy and full of assorted minds that’s not easy isn’t it?

  6. Law of cause and effect @ work,,,anaziyamba wokha,,zotsatira zake zayamba kubwera ayambaxo kudabwa!,,why?!,,,a Zodiak musachite mantha,,you are not alone,,,liuzen dziko m’mene zinthu zilili,,osaonjezera kapena kuchotsako!,,,tiuzan zoona zokha zokha!,,ngati zavuta ndibwino kuvomereza!!!,,suluza kena kalikoxe,,this is just the beginning!!!!,,,,zazikulu zikubwera,,kwatsa timademo tafriendly!,,,tangotsala wex!!!,,

  7. Kodi ndege ilikuti? Muwa uze atolankhani anu abozawa afufuzenso kunapita ndege osati kumangolimbana ndi za UN zokhazi yi. Ndale sadya adatero Bakiri.

  8. Beware Zodiak of Dii Phii Phii,chipani choipa ichi. Next time we might hear Zodiak broadcasting station is in smoke. Leaders of this party enjoy the propaganda and biased coverage by MBC which doesn’t care about ordinary Malawians and opposition parties.To have Zodiak cover and expose the truth about the real and evil DPP is an insult to the party.It’s a party that doesn’t wanna exist in a democratic world.

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  11. Vuto la atolankhani a ku Malawi mumatiuza nkhani za unofficial zokhazokha, vuto sinu koma sukulu ya utolankhani yomwe mudakaphunzirayo. Ine ndimadabwa2 english yomwe mumalemba pa internet yothyokathyoka nde choncho bola mumapeza ya mchere mwenzi ukatha.

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  13. how can the media stay queit when the govt missuse money with such high delegation while we are facing economic crisis? they could have atleast a few delagation less than 10.

  14. Amalawi ndinu agalu dzitsiru kuzolowela president akugwiliren ntchto cosecho mkusewela bawo mbuzi inu osapza zocita bwanj kmanso inu mtawuni musamatinyase mupze zocita muzkalima kmudzi

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  26. Where is the love,you were talking so much??Everyday is the same upon us.You said it in your mouth but yet,you can’t take it in your act.#revolutionwestart!

  27. Thats malawi winawake akalemera akuti ndiwasatanic even chakwera kutimaloto ake akadzatheka sadzakhala wabwino amalawi timafuna kugwetsana alwez palibe chodabwitsa kamuzu nanyozedwa Bakili,Bingu Jb wina ndiuyu.

  28. Ngati mwakanika kuyendetsa dziko just resign. Do not hate Zodiak for telling Malawians the truth. Mbava zachabechabe inu. MBC is full of lies, and it’s only Zodiak that cares for ordinary Malawians. More fire Zodiak give us the truth because it’s only the truth that will set us free.

  29. IF YOU DONT HAVE MONEY DONT TRY TO LIVE LIKE A KING YOUR JUST WASTING YOUR TIME THAT MONEY YOU WOULD HAVE USE TO BUY MEDICINE IN HOSPITALS

  30. ITS MY MOTTO TO SUPPORT GOVT OF THE DAY BUT THIS STIUATION IS TO MUCH. DONT BLAME THE MEDIA. LOOK YOUR LEADERSHIP AGAIN*