Magufuli sacks state media Managing Editor



Tanzania president John Magufuli has revoked the appointment of Managing Editor of Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN), Gabriel Nderumaki, and appointed Ms Tuma Abdallah as Acting Managing Editor.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Secretary, Ambassador John Kijazi.

The Directorate of Presidential Communications in Dar es Salaam confirmed that the president revoked the appointment on March 18.

TSN publishes the ‘Daily News’, ‘Sunday News’, ‘HabariLeo’, ‘HabariLeo Jumapili’ and ‘SpotiLeo’, according to Daily New Tanzania.

Abdallah has been Deputy Managing Editor of the state-owned newspapers before she was appointed to acting position as ME following suspension of Nderumaki by the TSN Board of Directors on February 22.

The TSN Board chaired by Professor Moses Warioba, suspended Nderumaki pending investigations by the government into a number of administrative improprieties.

It had also revoked the appointment of Madiya Magesa, who was the Acting Standard Printers Manager, and Felix Mushi, who was Acting Sales and Marketing Manager who were appointed by Nderumaki.

The suspension followed the visit to TSN Headquarters in Dar es Salaam by the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Nape Nnauye, who held a closed door meeting with the management and the board.

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