MBC Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta who led the team to visit Bombeya popularly known as “Malume” in media circles said the mother media house in the country decided to cheer Bombeya after realizing his positive contributions to the development of the nation.
“Bombeya is not an ordinary person in media circles, he has done a lot. He has trained many media practitioners in the country, above all he has contributed a lot to the development of Malawi,” said Sumbuleta.
The Director General further added that journalists in the country are one despite working in different media houses.
“We cannot be seeing Bombeya suffering while we are all benefiting from his writing skills. As MBC, when we heard about his illness we thought of coming and give him hope among others,” added MBC Director General appealing to the general public to help Bombeya.
In his appreciation remarks, Bombeya thanked MBC for the visit and support. He said the gesture shows that people are able to recognize his contributions to the country.
“MBC continue with this spirit, do the same to others. Words cannot express my appreciation but God should continue guiding you,” said Bombeya.
Bombeya who had his leg amputated in May 2017 after he was diagnosed with diabetes urged Malawians to observe health living. He also said frequent medical check up is vital.
Steve Bombeya worked for Nation Publications Limited for 15 years before joining Times Group on part time basis.