Nyasa Times editor Thom Chiumia who is being accused of rape in United Kingdom has stepped down from his post at the publication.
Chiumia is being accused of raping a 17 year old girl in United Kingdom.He is currently on police bail.
Nyasatimes Managing Director Edgar Chibaka confirmed the development to the media on Monday.He said Chiumia made the decision following the accusations of sexual abuse.
Chibaka further said Chiumia was arrested, interviewed by Police and remains under investigation following the serious allegations.
“Allegations of this nature require serious consideration, therefore it has been agreed that Chiumia steps down from his role so that he does not burden Nyasa Times, Editorial Board and team of reporters.”
“We cannot comment further because there is an active investigation by the authorities. Chiumia has not been charged,” Chibaka said.