Media Institute for Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter has advised the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to concentrate on “governing the country rather than wasting precious time in fighting the media”.
The remarks follow the attack launched by the newly appointed DPP Secretary General (SG) Francis Mphepo on Sunday.
Mphepo accused the media of writing ‘false storie’ aimed to discredit President Peter Mutharika and his administration.
“You have been writing false stories that the Mutharika administration has failed to deliver on its promises. But is this really the case when the DPP administration is carrying out a number development projects nationwide?”
Mphepo said the party is not happy with the rating media is giving the DPP leadership as regards fulfillment of the promises they made during campaign prior to the May 20 2014 tripartite elections.
“How can you rate DPP poorly like this? Are you blind that you can’t see what the Mutharika-led government is achieving?
“If you have nothing to write in your newspapers, throw yourselves into the lake. You should go and sell your propaganda-ridden newspapers in hell,” he said.
Reacting to the claims, Media Institute for Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter Thom Khanje urged to stop attacking the media.
Khanje said the media is just playing its roles of check and balances.