The powerful cartel of Fred Mmembe, Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and others have started purging out the Alexander Chikwanda’s camp by ‘firing’ Times of Zambia Managing editor Godfrey Malama with immediate effect.
Of course Malama was just an incompetent PF stooge with no managerial skills and only survived because president Michael Sata and the likes of Chikwanda had power to protect him despite running down the company.
But with ailing Sata and his uncle Chikwanda no longer controlling state machinery and Malama lately having been publishing stories that were anti the powerful Fred Mmembe and Wynter Kabimba cartel, the board on Tuesday sent him on forced leave pending expiry of his contract in October this year.
Just this week alone, Malama allowed publication of anti Mmembe and Kabimba stories such as ‘Chikwanda hits back’ and Prof. Oliver Saasa defends Chikwanda.
Times Printpak Board chairperson Michael Musonda said Malama’s contract, which expires on October 20, 2014, will not be renewed and that he has since proceeded on leave.
In Malama’s absence, the Board has appointed deputy Managing Director Chishimba Chishimba to act while the Board embarks on the recruitment of a new managing director.
Musonda said the decisions were arrived at during a board meeting held on Tuesday this week.
“The Board of directors of Times Printpak Zambia Limited wishes to announce that at its meeting held on the 26th of August, 2014, the board in accordance with the liberty available to the company against
having the employment contract of Mr Godfrey Malama, the company managing director renewed when the same terminates by effluxion of time on October 20, 2014.
“The board further resolved that pending the expiry of his contract as afore-stated, Mr Malama shall immediately proceed on leave,” Mr Musonda said in a statement.