To: Honorable Timothy Mtambo – Minister of Civic Education & National Unity
From: Lyson Sibande – Personal Assistant
Date: 22 July 2020

Dear Honorable,


It is with great regret, that after some deep reflection on my past and soul searching, I have decided to resign from your office as Personal Assistant.  My resignation follows my desire to take full responsibility for my past mistakes on social media and start a new beginning.

There are several of my past Facebook posts where I spoke negatively about the current President, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, the Vice President Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Chilima, and at some point I also wrote negatively about former Presidents; Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda and His Excellency Peter Mutharika.

Personal Assistance (PA) for Minister of Civic Education and Unity Timothy Mtambo, Lyson Sibande has resigned

I am very ashamed about the mistakes I made, and I plead with you to convey my apologies to the State President, the Vice President, and the former Presidents. I did not mean to harm them, but I got carried away with social media activism. How I wish I could push back the hands of time.

I know this has also brought shame to your new Ministry. You are a man of the people and the country expects you to be surrounded by people of unquestionable character and integrity. I, therefore, apologize to you as well.

I know you appointed me based on the work we did together in CFT in my capacity as the Deputy Communications & PR Strategist where sometimes we spent sleepless nights just to work in our respective capacities to ensure that the Tonse Alliance wins Elections.

I have no regrets about the small contribution I made to CFT as a partner of Tonse Alliance. Working with you has been the greatest honor and best experience of my life. If it pleases you, honorable, I would like to keep my position in CFT so that I can continue to work with you as you help President Chakwera to create a better Malawi Okomera Tonse.

Thanks, and may God continue to bless you.
Lyson Sibande

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