Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu yesterday apologised to Archbishop Thomas Msusa of the Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Blantyre following his complaint against Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
Msusa complained during the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) Sixth All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference which ended yesterday in Blantyre that MBC was using his quotations out of context.
Msusa’s quotation is carried in a promo which MBC runs on its television station about President Peter Mutharika’s appeal to partners on developmental projects.
The archbishop said MBC was misrepresenting his statement to portray that he was in support of everything that the President and his administration were doing.
Said Msusa: “I am angry because you are using me out of context.”
The archbishop uttered the statement, which says “we will support you” during an audience with the President in July last year at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
MBC has been airing the promo on its television for about a year.
But Tembenu, who led the government delegation to the conference, said Msusa’s complaint had been noted and measures will be taken to correct it.
“I should apologise to His Grace the Archbishop. The complaint has been noted and as government we will be able to correct our ways and do things in a right manner,” he said.
When contacted to comment on the issue, MBC public relations officer Chembezi Mhone referred The Nation to Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi who assured that corrective measures would be taken.