Muvi TV Journalists Sacking Worries Malupenga ‘Address Reasons Why Your Reporters Want To Leave Your Institution’

Muvi TV Journalists Sacking Worries Malupenga ‘Address Reasons Why Your Reporters Want To Leave Your Institution’

MINISTRY of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga has said it would be unfortunate if reports that five reporters at Muvi Television had been dismissed for seeking employment elsewhere were true.

And the Press Association of Zambia (PAZA) has joined calls for Muvi Television management to reinstate the five journalists allegedly fired for attending job interviews at another media institution.

But Muvi Television general manager Costa Mwansa said he was not aware of the matter currently circulating in the public domain.

PAZA president, Andrew Sakala said yesterday that he was not aware of the issue, but that if the allegations were true then it was regrettable.

“That’s a tricky one. However, it is unfortunate if the Muvi TV management decided or intends to fire five journalists who expressed or showed other ambitions,” he said.

Mr Sakala said if the reports were true then there was need for Muvi Television management to address the reasons which might have led to the five reporters to seek employment elsewhere.

Mr Malupenga said in a separate interview that he had not received any official notification regarding the matter at hand, but that if the allegations were proven to be true then it was a “very unfortunate development.”

“I don’t want to believe that it is true, but if it is true then it is very unfortunate because people have the right to seek employment wherever and whenever they deem fit.

“Attending an interview, for me, is not an offence to warrant anyone’s dismissal,” he said.

Mr Malupenga wondered if none of the Muvi Television management officials had never sought for greener pastures elsewhere at some point.

When contacted for comment, Mr Mwansa who first laughed said he was not aware of any reporter being dismissed at the station.

“I would suggest that you find out from the said reporters. Ask them to bring you copies of their dismissal letters, if there are any,” he said.

But sources at Muvi TV said Mr Mwansa had not dismissed the five reporters, but that he had asked them to hand in their resignation letters for disloyalty.

The sources revealed, however, that the affected reporters have entered talks with management.

It is alleged that Muvi Television management had sacked Chris Habeenzu, Delphister Lungu, Pennipher Sikainda, Ing’utu Mwanza and Bangwe Naviley from the station’s Ndola studios.

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24 Responses to "Muvi TV Journalists Sacking Worries Malupenga ‘Address Reasons Why Your Reporters Want To Leave Your Institution’"

  1. sata   August 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Malupenga should worry about the next elections and not this news,these things happen and should not worry him.

  2. Pumpkinz   August 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Costa pliz tek yo actions lyk a profesional ,u hold a vry hihg post ,da world z advacn so move da world cz u wil b left behind ,u ask sum1 to hand in thy resigntn letter js bcz thy atendd an interview sum wer else,think big man aaaaah

  3. VOICE OF THE POOR Prov31:8-9   August 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm


  4. Zeb Mpingannjira   August 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    MUVI television should just look into workers grievances and reasons they want to leave instead of intimidating them, everyone has a right to be ambitious, including applying for Coster’s job within Muvi!!

    Losing those intelligent and entertaining reporters will cost Muvi its clientel, at least count me out, if Penipers Sikainda, Inutu Mwanza and Bangwe Naville and infact any of them goes!!!

  5. Shauli Yako   August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Every employer has d right to dismiss employees if they feel their interest is jeopadised. Why did these 5 fools declose their interview invitation to their employer before securing new employment. We have all attended interviews n when asked by a prospective employer d reason for seeking employement elsewhere, non on us can say we had nice words for our current employers. Also, think about conflict of interest. Muvi tv is in competition with ZNBC therefore as a business they have d right to protect their business interest. These 5 fools opened their foul mouth too soon sooooooo…….TOUGH LUCK! Shit happens n sometimes its a stinker.

  6. nsofwa ndl   August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    “To BAD GUYS.I thought we are one famly.AWE IBWELENIMO BANE.

  7. HH   August 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Ba Shauli yako muli tole sana. Why are u insulting learned colleagues. U are cursed my friend!

  8. NDELOLESHA FYE   August 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    @ shauliyako chikala ,ibolo senseless dog poor idiot wanya ukafwa ulechula chakukalipa you are a won’t get employed any where ve cursed you.sinner son of satan may you leave this earth tonight suffering.those muvi tv reporters are better than ka coaster mulomo.

  9. Ireporter   August 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm


  10. as right   August 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm


  11. sinazeze   August 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    please learn to truncate your stories,some are unnecessarilly long.

  12. sata   August 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    ba mulupenga ichimutwe kwati lilomba.

  13. Shauli Yako   August 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    @Ndelolesha fye & HH, you midalas are so bitter human beings who cant even consider the other side of d coin. You have your right to express your views n that was mine. If you cant swallow it, too bad khotes. Iam NOT fazed by your commits coz I know, you are nothing but useless individuals. Democracy is all about respecting different point of views n not taking things too personal. Grow up n learn to shut up if you cant handle it. Remember, your CONFESSION is your POSSESSION. As I said……..SHIT happens n sometimes its a STINKER. TOUGH LUCK!

  14. kankute   August 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    please reinstate these workers.naiwe wine ka Coster mulomo,you will one day need a job from somewhere.remember icili pamubiyo ecili napali iwe.ka coster swine

  15. fools are fools   August 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    worry about the sinking PF-boat

  16. RB   August 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Ndelolesha fye……u want to download your curse on others. Lolesha fye mudala n stop lamenting. You indeed r cursed my man but take it easy coz your curse can be reversed. Cool down. Tekanya n Lolesha fye!

  17. taliban   August 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    this ka costa shombo should be careful..

  18. oxmos   August 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    curses,curses,you bloggers,why curse each other on just a simple problem caused by a failure…costa?

  19. big black snake   August 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    but bonse muli matole…..

  20. kakolwe   August 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Much Ado About Nothing!
    You are asked to resign- refuse
    You are summaryly sacked – IR court
    You win case with costs – reinstated – ZNBC employs you – leave. & they lived happily ever after.

  21. HANTOBOLO   August 4, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Shauli yako you are the biggest nut… a left sided one. Attendance of interviews from a competitor can never be a reason to ask anybody to resign. It’s instead a time for self introspection by MUVI moreover Malupenga is right

  22. Spectator Kalaki   August 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Even if this story is true, how did it become a matter of concern to the PS in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting? Amos Malupenga missed a fine opportunity to keep his mouth shut.

  23. ruth   August 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

    costa that was harsh. wat if it were you how wud u feel. be humble nature is watchn you

  24. Francis Mwansa   September 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    stop blaming costa u Tongas under oath…