MISA Malawi would like to send its message of solidarity to colleagues at Mzati Radio and Television stations for the fire accident that damaged studio transmission equipment on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.
The station management suspects that a fault on one of the electricity poles sparked the fire that led to the damage of the studios in the wee hours of the day.
Currently, Mzati Radio and Television are off air.
The loss of the radio and television transmission equipment is huge, not only to Mzati Limited, but the media in Malawi, advertisers and above all the audience.
Mzati Radio, which started as a geographical community radio, has grown and developed in the past five years to satisfy the information, education and entertainment needs of many Malawians. Mzati Television is also one of very few stations providing the much-needed pluralism and diversity in Malawi’s budding television industry.
We believe stakeholders involved, including the police and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) will work with diligence and speed in investigating the real cause of the accident and providing support to the station, where and when necessary.
MISA Malawi Chairperson Golden Matonga
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MISA Malawi National Director Aubrey Chikungwa