Journalist Golden Matonga who works for the controversial Platform for Investigative Journalism (PIJ) has been elected new MISA Malawi Chairperson.
In a statement signed by the outgoing MISA Chairperson Theresa Ndanga, Matonga amassed 251 out of 363 ballots cast in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu with his competitor Wonder Msiska getting 112 votes.
According to the statement, the position for Vice Chairperson has gone to Chisomo Ngulube who was competing against Blessings Kanache, Joseph Mwale and Alick Ponje. Chisomo amassed 179 out of 363 ballots cast. Alick Ponje got 92, Joseph Mwale 48 and Blessings Kanache 43.
The Executive Member position has gone to Nathan Majawa who got 140 ballots out of 363 votes cast. Steven Zimba 128, Cathy Maulidi 92 and Luciano Milala 3.
“The New Governing Council (NGC) will be unveiled officially at the MISA Malawi Awards Gala Dinner at Crossroads Hotel on Saturday May 6,” reads the statement.
The statement adds:
“MISA Malawi would like to thank the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for their professionalism and dedication in managing the elections. The support from MEC has greatly contributed to the credibility and successful conduct of the polls. The Chapter would also like to express its gratitude to the monitors, candidates and the membership for the high level of professionalism and maturity shown to ensure the elections were a success.”