Nyasa Times Editor Thom Chiumia resigns over rape accusations


Information sourced by faceofmalawi indicates that Editorial Director of Nyasa Times, Thom Chiumia has resigned from his post over rape accusations.

Last month the social media was awashed with reports that Chiumia had sexually assaulted his children’s 17-year old babysitter.

Chiumia committed the assault inside his house in the United Kingdom where he lives but Nyasa Times remained silent on the matter attracting criticisms from all corners.

The first criticisms came from well-known right activist Ben Chiza Mkandawire.

“The child that was raped by Thom Chiumia has been put on ARVs for a month to protect her from being infected.Malawi media you are all complicit for failing to condemn Thom for this act.

“That little girl will be traumatised for the rest of her life, she has been exposed to danger and you are all quiet. Am not a saint, they say he without sin cast the first,” wrote Mkandawire on his official facebook page.

Mkandawire’s comment attracted debate on the social media with many people criticizing Nyasa Times and Chiumia.

Due to pressure Chiumia has tendered his resignation letter.

Nyasatimes Managing Director Edgar Chibaka confirmed of the development in an interview with the press.

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email: info@faceofmalawi.com


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