Anthony Mukwita, the excited Zambia Daily Mail managing director, has been fired for alleged professional misconduct.
The decision was announced by the Zambia Daily Mail Limited board vice-president Tamara Kambikambi after an emergency meeting on Saturday evening.
It came not as a major surprise as Mukwita had digressed from practising professional journalism to some cadre laced excited.
He also took sides in the Patriotic Front power struggles flirting with Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, Wynter Kabimba, Amos Malupenga and Emmanuel Mwamba.
State House spokesperson George Chellah also published the sacking of Mukwita on his clandestine online project.
Mukwita together with the Zambia Daily Mail have since been sued by GBM after publishing an editorial comment deriding the Kasama lawmaker’s Valentines gift to his wife of 30 years.
Below is the Zambia Daily Mail statement
STATEMENT MADE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ZAMBIA DAILY MAIL LIMITED BY THE BOARD VICE CHAIRPERSON, MS TAMARA KAMBIKAMBI, ON THE REORGANISATION OF THE COMPANY.
The Zambia Daily Mail Board of Directors has with immediate effect terminated the Contract of Employment
for the Managing Director, Mr. Anthony Mukwita as part of the re-organization of the management team of the company the Board has embarked on.
It has become clear to the Board that the Company needs a new direction and
that the current situation at the Zambia Daily Mail is no longer conducive for the advancement of the objectives of the Company.
The Board has had to make this decision to serve the best interests of Zambia Daily Mail limited.
Other measures to be instituted as part of the reorganization will include the immediate addressing of operational weakness pointed out by our external
auditors at the close of last year.
The Board is determined to ensure that the financial status of the company is strengthened while improving news gathering and coverage in an ethical and professional manner.
As we move forward with the re-organization of the management of Zambia Daily Mail, I wish on behalf of the board and my own behalf to thank the Managing Director for his contribution to the values and objectives of the Zambia Daily Mail Limited during the time that he served the Company and wish him the best in his future engagements.
In the interim, the Board has appointed the current Director of Finance, Mr.
Bryson Mumba to act as Managing Director until the substantive holder of the position is identified by the Board.