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I woke up today thinking what kind of deal the media delegation has struck with State House and govt following the recent friction between the two. The media delegation comprising of Namisa chair Thom Khanje, Media Council’s Vales Machila and Patrick Semphere, representatives of all press clubs and veteran journalists and media advisors Al Osman, Willie Zingani and Zeleza Manda were supposed to meet minister of information and presidential press secretary Gerald Viola who is part of the problem and part of the solution. Lo, this was just a dream.

But in real life situation, this was supposed to be the case.. The media asking the president to contain his Bingu like outbursts and demand for their freedoms and rights as enshrined in the Republican Constitution as opposed to the intimidations. We all know that Mutharika has at his disposal all state machinery resources to punish Zodiak for embarrassing him with the truth.

However, lessons must be learnt from the past experience. Muluzi, when he was president, severely punished Times Group for exposing corruption in his administration. He ordered govt to stop advertising with the Times. This harshly affected the Times newspapers which came out limping after the bruising battle with the president.

But where is Muluzi now? Out of State House and his UDF out of govt whilst Times has consolidated its legacy as the oldest media group in the country adding to its portfolio an exciting radio station and tv station. Bingu squeezed to the bone Nation Publications Limited after he directed govt not to advertise with the media group.. Word has it that donors had to come in to pay staff salaries after the financial dry spell.

Where is Bingu now? His govt crushed and collapsed hours after his death but NPL has come out stronger, now the best print house boasting of experienced and skilled reporters, a cream of editors giving us quality and balanced news Malawians yearn. Therefore if govt is thinking of punishing Zodiak, think twice=Source; Facebook.

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