Mwape Kumwenda - Courage in Journalism

Updated: Jun 2

Mwape Kumwenda is the head of community and political news at Muvi Television in Zambia. Constantly scrutinized for her in-depth reports uncovering social and economic injustices in Zambia, Mwape Kumwenda has influenced national policy and institutional reform with her reporting. She has gone undercover to investigate government corruption, illegal land grabs, and murders at a maximum-security prison. Her reporting has triggered investigations, resignations, and hundreds of arrests. Threatened with criminal prosecution, Kumwenda has fortified her work with an unwavering commitment to exposing hard truths. This interview was filmed by Frank Sibbuku.