By Chisomo Phiri
BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Former Times Radio and Television talk show host Brian Banda is paying a deaf ear to comment whether the reports making rounds on social media that he has returned to Times for his post are true or not.
The former hot current programme host is not picking up the calls from Journalists of various media houses who want him to confirm on his own if he has indeed returned to his post at Times group.
One of the reporters at Open Eye online publications conquered with The Maravi Post on several attempts of seeking input from Banda on rumors that he is back at Times radio.
The former President Lazarus Chakwera’s Press secretary has not been picking up her phone call for several attempts.
” He seems that his phone is on but he is not picking up the phone calls for several attempts. I have asked other three media house’s reporters , their response is the same that Banda is not picking up their phone calls.
“On WhatsApp, he is offline. When you send him a text,it is just showing a single tick, meaning he isn’t online,” she said.
There are reports circulating on social media platforms that Banda has returned to his post at Times Radio after spending two years off from the post.
Banda left Times in August, 2020 to join his new post as President Lazarus Chakwera’s Press Secretary at State House.
After few months serving as presidential Press Secretary, Banda was reported being fired from the post for gross misconduct and under-performance.
On August 6, 2021, Executive Assistant to Sean Kampondeni refuted reports that Banda was fired from his Presidential Press Secretary saying he was just a four-months scholarships at Peking University in Bergin, China.
Staying in the media field for a number of years, Brian Banda had been Malawi’s leading talk show host who won multiple awards for his no sense approach to issues and his ability to communicate with his audience.
He interviewed high profile personalities, including Presidents. He also once worked as Press Officer at State House with President Joyce Banda after years of hosting impact programmes at Times Media.