News Diggers! is Zambia’s first multimedia publication focused on investigative journalism. It comprises a team of experienced journalists with a blend of new and dedicated talent eager to shape the art of digital journalism. As a growing democracy, Zambia needs a free and critical press to foster accountability and good governance. News Diggers! will help facilitate this as we have an ear to the ground.
Joseph has over ten years experience in investigative reporting. He studied Newspaper management and Media Leadership at Rhodes University under the Sol Plaatje Institute in South Africa. He also studied Digital Journalism and Investigative Reporting at the International Academy of Journalism in Germany. As Deputy Managing Editor and News Editor at The Post Newspaper, Mwenda led a team of about 30 journalists, bringing investigative reporting skills at the apex of Zambian media. Mwenda helped bring out a number of corruption scandals and suspected electoral malpractices, exposés which later led to the closure of the newspaper weeks before a decisive general election in 2016. He led The Post newsroom until November 2, 2016 when the newspaper was liquidated.
Email: joseph [at] diggers [dot] news
Mukosha is an investigative journalist who is deeply passionate about good governance and accountability. She is a graduate of the University of Zambia with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and trained in Foreign Reporting at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Mukosha has been arrested several times due to her work in exposing corruption but has never been convicted, as she has either been acquitted or her cases failed to take off for lacking merit.
Email: mukosha [at] diggers [dot] news
Elias who is our General Manager is a Communication Networks and Commutation Systems engineer. Banda was trained at Southern Federal University in Taganrog, Russia.
Email: elias [at] diggers [dot] news
Sipilisiwe is an experienced journalist with a background in radio news gathering, writing and editing. She has a Degree in Public Relations from Mulungushi University and a Diploma in Journalism from Evelyn Hone College. She previously worked at Komboni Radio for four years and worked briefly at the Zambia Daily Mail. She has done Investigative Journalism Training at IJHub South Africa and did an internship with The Daily Maverick in Johannesburg where she wrote a number of investigative pieces.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
Zondiwe is a vibrant journalist who has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambian. She draws inspiration from journalists who stand for what is right and are not afraid to tell and show the truth to the people.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
Ulande is a reporter with an experience in radio broadcasting. He loves following current affairs and interacting with politicians.
Email: ulande [at] diggers [dot] news