Media statement on journalist accused of defilement
The Media Council of Malawi (MCM), MISA Malawi and Association of Women in Media (AWOME) would like to inform their membership and the general public that they are keenly following developments on allegations of defilement involving Mr. Jeremiah Mphande, a journalist working with the Ministry of Information in Mzimba.
Mr. Mphande handed himself to the police this morning upon learning that the police were looking for him over allegations that he defiled a 15-year-old girl.
MCM, MISA Malawi and AWOME value the rule of law and stand firmly against any sexual crimes and abuses against girls and women, and will always stand on the side of justice.
We, therefore, call upon the police to conduct their investigations and take the necessary steps or action based on their findings.
Teresa Temweka Ndanga
MISA Malawi Chairperson
MISA Malawi Chairperson, Teresa Ndanga
Cell: +265 999 247 911
MCM Chairperson, Wisdom Chimgwede
Cell: +265 999 500 700
AWOME Chairperson, Edyth Kambalame
Cell: +265882 231 092
About MISA Malawi
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.