Investigations by Chill reveal that the beaming of the show dragged due to logistical arrangement differences that bordered on flighting time between Pakachere and the national television channel.
However, Pakachere’s media manager Grace Kumwenda said the rebirth of Maziko Talk show in 2013 was bigger, better and comprehensive.
“This is a rebranded version of the talk show. While maintaining the fabulous and vibrant anchor, Mercy Simbi, the programme has a new look and new set design like adding elements that appeal to young people,” said Kumwenda, adding that the rebranded Maziko TV talk show would be incorporating voices and stories of youth in the studios.
She also said the talk show had also extended its reach to digital media by running a Facebook page where youth discuss the same issues dealt with in the programme.
The first Maziko TV talk show series was produced in 2011 with 42 episodes which aired on MBC TV till mid last year.
The show boasts of a sister programme also called Maziko, and it is aired on five different radio channels in the country.
“The concept of Maziko itself comes from the fact that health is the foundation of attaining any dreams that a young person might have but that youths are the foundation of national development,” Kumwenda explained.
The show will be beamed on MBC TV on Sundays from 7pm.