‘Edit this interview or I will never grant you another interview again,’ Goodall fights with journalist

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Malawi minister of finance Goodall Gondwe took a step just close to business magnet Leston Mulli when he lost his cool in an interview with Journalist Brian Banda.

In an interview that was followed by Malawi24, the finance minister was seen in the closing minutes threatening Banda to edit the interview or risk not hearing from him ever again.

I will not talk to you again

In the last minutes of the interview in what had to be off the record, Gondwe was heard telling Banda that the interview was the worst he has ever had.

Goodall Gondwe and Peter Mutharika

Goodall fails to rate Mutharika

“This is the worst interview ever,” Gondwe said.

When Banda asked him what made the interview to be the worst ever, Gondwe said that the interview was the worst because it made him things he never wanted to say.

“Do you regret?” Banda asked the finance minister who conceded that he regretted saying some of the things he said on the programme.

“You should edit this interview, take out some parts, or I will never again talk to you,” Gondwe was heard saying.

Apparently that part was not edited and it is most certainly that Gondwe will never again talk to Brian Banda.

Mutharika is better than JB

When he was asked if he could say that Peter Mutharika had a clear vision for the country, Goodall said that he knew that Mutharika had a vision for the country.

“I can say he is better than the last President we had,” said Gondwe.

Banda placed him in a corner to name the last President and after struggling he mentioned that he referred to Joyce Banda.

No one is better between Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, JB and APM

Banda asked Gondwe if he could name who was the best among the four Presidents he has worked with.

“I cannot tell you the answer,” said Gondwe in the interview which we can assume was edited.

“Why?”

Gondwe then indicated that he had worked with all the Presidents that Malawi has had and even other Presidents outside the country but he could not tell which one among them was the best.

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45 Comments

  1. Malawi 24, please learn to post approriate headlines. There was absolutely no fight between Goddal and Brian; let aline fighting of words. What I saw and heard was a strong plea by the Minister for Brian to edit the interview.

  2. basi ma interview omwe mukumakhala nawo busy ndi anthu omwe ali m’boma basi?cholinga muwadanitse ndi president oyipa ngati nankafumbwe iwe.ulephela koma.

  3. kkkk Brian Banda mwana wachabechabe, inu a goodal mukamapita kwa mwanayu muzikonzeka otherwise azakukolaninso ngati wakukolelani apa, mufunse VIOLA yake inauma kkkkkkk

  4. Kodi atolankhani ntchito yawo ndi chani si kufalitsa nkhani ngati amafunsa samalakwa amafuna aziwe kenako azilemba bwino kungoti munthu ukamakalamba nzeru zimachepa ngati mwana finish

  5. Atolankhani olemba zoulutsidwa kale. Kwa amene anaonera pakanema angawerenge nkhaniyi? Kodi ndiwe ntolankhani wa atolankhani?

  6. They should not edit the interview. Brian Banda doesn’t drag these figureheads for interview. They are free to say NO to be interviewed than to blame Brian.

  7. It is his right to say anything or to remain silent and use his PRO instead for fear of misinterpretetions. And what do you journalists mean when someone answers you the way you didn’t expect/anticipate sound like kings. Is joirnalism a field people should fear. Or otherwise its true that there is too much backbiting and writing of hearsays in these last days’ journalism. It is only cheap,naive and misguided journalism that goes by misrepresentations working antagonistically with working partners.