Geoffrey Kapusa fired by MBC

Presenter Geoffrey Kapusa has been fired by state owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

The TV personality who has worked at MBC

Geoffrey Kapusa
Kapusa fired

for over fifteen years confirmed his sacking in a post on Facebook.

“kkk eti am fired. Laughing is appreciated. Sekani ndithu (you can laugh). This freedom of expression is good but,” he wrote on Facebook.

It is not clear why Kapusa has been fired but his Facebook profile says he was fired on December 22 for expressing his freedom of speech.

A few months ago, Kapusa claimed that he was banned from appearing on TV after criticising the broadcaster for focusing on programs that attack opposition politicians.

In October, Kapusa’s Facebook post bashing MBC for favouring the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went viral on social media.

In the post, Kapusa said the state broadcasters’ propaganda was one of the reasons the DPP lost five of six seats in the October 17 by-elections to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

“Who to blame. Not MBC of course. When I lectured them kuti your propaganda is childish, I was banned from TV appearance. A losing team. Vote of no confidence. Apologise to the ruling party. This is unprecedented. Mumamunamiza President. Shame. Now can I talk to you guys and you do the listening? You still have 2019 by election coming. Don’t quit!” wrote Kapusa.

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165 Comments

  1. We know that government want to be praised yet there doing bad things,don’t worry bro mulungu sangalole kt mizimu ya anthu izingovutka salephela

  2. We know that government want to be praised yet there doing bad things,don’t worry bro mulungu sangalole kt mizimu ya anthu izingovutka salephela

  3. Wishing u Geofrey all the best! MBC became DPP media, it will soon be changed to public media come May 2019 vote for the change!

  4. R I P , nanga ndinene kuti chani? anzathu mulindimoyo kumangokamba za anthu achuma pamene olo zilichoncho akhoza kumadya zonona moyo wao woonse

  5. If its insubordination, fine coz that’s a disciplinary issue. Koma if its politics at work, then lupanga lomwelo lizamukhapa yemwe wapanga zimenezoyo.

  6. munthu akamapanga zotsiyana ndi ntchito achotsedwe kumalawi ku zinthu zikuonongeka chifukwa chozitenganangati kulibe ena angalowe mmalomwathu.ndiye winawe tsizoti uziti chakwera akuona iyeyo angatsekerere wina akupanga zotsiyana ndintchito?ngat tikufuna malawi wabwino tichotse nyasi zonse.watsala wankulu wa Escom,ndingatsangalare atathimulatso ndinthawi yokodzatso dziko.G ayende akaononge kwina zachamba!!!.mbc ndiyaboma lawina aliyense,kamudzu,bakili,bingu,joyce komaso uyu kukubweratso ena redio yake yomweyi ndiye mufuna mundiuzekuti paulamuliro wa amenewa tsanachotsepo munthu ku mbc? Uyu ndiye walakwitsa kotheratu?tikufuna dziko labwino apa mpoyambira kuchuna dziko.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kma ndamvakukoma bwanjiii watsala chaponda, Joyce,ndiena otelo.

  7. Am aint belong to any Political grouping bt like honestly i stopped watching MBC…..its high tym they named it Dpp broadcasting cooperation…n their news Dpp news on MBC…..MBC iz jst a bunch of a nonsence where journalist do not exercise their media ethics…..Shame MBC

  8. Y? Mmm,,kod amene anamupanga fire 2009,,akadalibe mubomali? Eish! Andalenu mungosintha uni4lomu eti,,Chakwela azatengaso omwewa akumupanga chipongwe Kapuzayau,,. Ndale,fuseki,,,!

  9. Kapusa will go on a higher level very shortly. MBC has promoted him, never mind! How Stupid MBC is! What is Stupid DPP after all? Zimbava basi! To hell with MBC and DPP!

  10. I remember very well some years back during Bingu’s regime he was also suspended together with his friend Wllington Kuntaja who is currently working @ Mibawa Television, it happens, these are the government jobs which you work under the influence of the ruling party @ that particular time, you do whatever the ruling government tells you to do weither you like it or not. But Kapusa won’t lack, he is a well known good presenter and with good experience, we have alot of TV Stations now that will actually need him to work with them!

  11. 15years monga mwanenera, kodi mukuwona ngati amalawife ndife opusa? Kapusa akudziwa zifukwa zake, ,,

  12. Bilimankhwe Amapembeza Ndodo Yomwe Wakwera, If Ur Working With Mbc Know That Ur Pro Government No Matter How Stupid The Gvt Is, Even If I’m Employed By Mbc Ndipembeza Ntchito Yanga Ntchito Zikusowa Izi. If You Know That You Can Not Be On The Ruling Party Then Dont Attempt Yourself To Writte A Vacance On Mbc.

  13. Zina nzomwe zili kunozi, poti nzeru zawo zukhala zofanana ndithu. Muulutsi winanso adamukhwetemula ,pomuganizila kuti nayenso akusapota mbali ya otsutsa.

  14. This so called MBC is quite nuisance sometimes. I don’t know why it is always ”The Ruling Party Based Station”. I dont see something wrong with the guy; ”Geofrey Kapusa”. Anyway, time will tell. Lets hope there is another bright new door waiting for him.

  15. If he has been sacked for wanting non partisan broadcasting then he is a star, we shld not condone the coward behaviour of entertaining a ruling party to misuse public institutions for their never ending campaign. Bravo kapusa you have only made yourself more employable than ever

  16. KAPUSA SPLASHED ON

    Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) a public broadcasting house but mainly dominated by a ruling party as a propaganda tool has fired one of its talented presenter Geofry Kapusa.

    According to our source within the Corporation,Kapusa a twice winner of the best presenter’s award of entertainers of the year was suspended from presenting any program on MBC TV some months ago because of advising his bosses to stop parading propaganda against the opposition parties and its leaders,hence to let people censure themselves who is the best leader

    Kapusa was later labeled as someone who was anti DPP government and was suspended until this week when he was relieved from his duties from the corporation.

    In 2010 during the late President Bingu Wa Mutharika’s reign Kapusa was again transferred to Kaning’ana studios in the Northern region as punishment for suspecting him to be favoring opposition parties. He was later saved by Former President Dr Joyce Banda who returned him back to Kwacha studios in Blantyre.

    Kapusa came to limelight at MBC through his brainchild program called “Music Splash” a program that features music of local artists in Malawi

    But MBC bosses have downplayed the news of Kapusa’s fate as not to their knowledge

    MBC is a public institution mainly controlled by the ruling party of that particular time which does not allow journalists to exercise their media ethics while indulging their duties or allow beaming programs of opposition parties.

    How ever in 2012 to 2014 there was a relief as the institution was opened up to all opposition parties

    1. Thanks brother Chibisa 4 the insight of the scene- iwas just perplexing wy has he sacked off. As far as iknw Mr Kapusa is astar of whom most radio station wld admire to employ

  17. The Bible says!!if u say the truth ,the same truth will set u free!!no matter he has been fired but the lord is still there for him.backward never!!forward ever!!!Mr splash .kkkkk

  18. Enanu you are just commenting blindly by de way nkhani iyi nd chipan cha MCP yagwirizana bwanj don’t abuse other pple’s rights simply bcoz u r in luv with de current gvt & mr Kapusa anapitadi ku school ya journalism coz he doesn’t like airing propaganda stuffs

  19. MBC ndi ya boma,osati Dpp yokha ayi…nde bolanso now,MCP itakhala m’ boma ungalankhulepo za nyo nyo nyo? akutafunitse ku ng’ ona?.. palibepo nkhani apa…athokoze boma la,Dpp lampangira zambiri, kulinyoza, osamupha..MCP ikadamuphera pompo…

  20. pangani zomwe mukufuna andale not only dpp but onse andale coz akalowa muboma amagwilisa MBC ngati yachipani Komanso parliament yathu yilibe phindu ife tatopa kukamba nkhani daily palibe phindu pangani zofuna zanu takutopelani anthu autsilu ine .pitani or bwelani ku south Africa muwone mumene akugwilisila SABC no politics involved anthu achamba inu mulungu yekha akudziwa zonse

  21. pangani zomwe mukufuna andale not only dpp but onse andale coz akalowa muboma amagwilisa MBC ngati yachipani Komanso parliament yathu yilibe phindu ife tatopa kukamba nkhani daily palibe phindu pangani zofuna zanu takutopelani anthu autsilu ine .pitani or bwelani ku south Africa muwone mumene akugwilisila SABC no politics involved anthu achamba inu mulungu yekha akudziwa zonse

    1. Sikulankhula kwabwino Betrizer, it can easily be seen that you picked up this issue to expose his medical condition. Bad. Remember everyone is either infected or affected.

    2. Mwana wahure iwe waganiza bwanji kumunena mzako kuti akumwa ma ARV? Kodi iyeyo ndiwoyamba ? Uyenera upepese apobii tifkitsana patali zakuthako kwakolo udzikanenera kwina

  22. Its normal 4 everyone. In every organasional 4 things happen to employees. Fired, resign , retire and death. Wish him well and another door to open.

  23. Iiii wagwilako nthawi yaitali, tipenze mpata nafe. Vacancy Vacancy Vacancy. By the way what has he done? Eh being fired while the year ends yoh. Im sorry for him.

    1. By The Way Muli Ndi M’bale Oti Akumenyereni Nkhondo?KaPena Ndalama Mulinazo Zoka Disha?Osamangoyankhula Zambwelela Apa Ngat Mukayambapo Inuyo Mmalo Mwake?

    2. Olo ukwiye amuchosabe nothing will change that. And Yes i have someone to help me God, money is not even a problem. You are the one talking nonsense .

    3. Infact am qualified to that position so u just back off and be quite, mind your own bussines, as of now kapusa is minding his own and you are there replying peoples opinions. Shame

    4. yaa,money is not a problem coz ur the one kapena uncle ako or makolo ako stealing from the poor then iwe ndikumayanhula ngati wamisala osagenda apa!

    5. Hahaha walila chokweza uyo, i work i own my self aliving n my parents have nothing to do with my opinions,u dont know where they are so just shut up. That wont make kapusa called again for the job

    6. Was i the one who told him to go against the MBC rules? We journalists including kapusa know that MBC broadcast using authoritarian theory,why would he go and try to change that yet he knew? Laws of broadcasting are still the same despite the democracy we have. So am not to blame on his lost job. I dont believe in tales so that tale should go back with u and let the fire catch you.

    7. She koma anthu inu mukusangarala chifukwa mzanu amuchotsa ntchiti. Atakhala bale Wang mudzatani. Zithu zimasitha mysamayerekedwe. Palibe wamuyaya pakati pa inu ndi one. Shame on u

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