Augustine Sangi, who works for Daily News, was funded to cover the swine flu outbreak in Mbeya. Unscrupulous businessmen had been seen with trucks loaded with quarantined pigs destined for Dar es Salaam. The journalist reported the fear that the traders were fuelling the spread of the disease to other regions. In the resulting uproar after the publishing of the story, the public demanded that health authorities in Mbeya and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries take action to prevent the spread of the disease. They also called for action on the culprits. Eventually the crisis was contained but while this achievement cannot be attributed to Sangi’s work alone, his vigilance and persistence contributed to keeping the authorities on their toes. The Mbeya Regional Taskforce commended Sangi for his work.