THE Team

The CIJM is run by the Secretariat, which acts as the implementing agent, with advisory support from the Board of Trustees and the National Governing Council.Nine senior journalists drawn from the three regions of the country make up the National Governing Council, and three of them are founding members of the CIJM.

Zizwani Nyirenda

CIJM Accountant

Zizwani have experience in Market Research and Accounting. He worked with Research Information Masters as a Supervisor. With the former Southern Bottlers Limted  he worked as a Debt Collector responsible for the northern region and he also worked with Sunbird Hotels in Mzuzu as its Credit Controller. He posses Diploma in ICAM/PAEC.

Collins Mtika

Head of CIJM

Collins is a Malawian Investigative Journalist and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Malawi ( CIJM ).

Collins was born in Malawi but bred in Zimbabwe where his parents worked in the mines there. He did his primary and secondary school level in Zimbabwe before he trekked back with his parents to Malawi after some of the mines where closed in the late 1990s.

He has worked for the country’s biggest newspaper publication, Blantyre Newspapers Limited that publishes, The Daily Times, Sunday Times, Malawi News and The weekend Times where he was is Bureau Chief for the Northern region.

He also worked for the tri-weekly publication The Guardian as a Chief Reporter. He also corresponded for IPS (AFRICA) and Collins is a Malawian Investigative Journalist and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Malawi (CIJM).

He heads the Investigations desk for Malawi’s www.nyasatimes.com. He is also the Malawi Correspondent for South African based weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper as well as Africa Independent.

He is currently studying for a BA in Communication Science withthe University of South Africa (UNISA) by distant learning. Collins started journalism in 2002. Collins also has a certificate in Journalism from Pen Point School of Journalism, a certificate in mental health, a Diploma in Journalism from Agrrey Memorial and an advanced diploma in Journalism (ABMA).

Rebecca Nkhoma

Administrative Assistant

Lameck Masina

Member of the National Governing Council

Lameck is an accredited stringer for Voice of America and has filed for other international and regional media organizations

Edward Kantuseya Gama

Programmes Manager

Edward has vast experience in finance, human rights, law and management.

Gregory Gondwe

Investigative Journalist

Gregory Gondwe is a multi-award winning Malawian journalist who writes for the Associated Press from Malawi.
His career span through newspaper, radio, television and online reporting where he has produced quality news and feature stories including investigative pieces for major publishing houses for Malawi