15 State House servants fired on security grounds: Chisale architect of ‘unfair dismissal’

About 15 house servants and ground workers, who have been working at Sanjika Palace in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre since 2004, have complained of unfair dismissal from the State residence.

The workers are also accusing President Peter Mutharika’s Advisor on Security Affairs Paulos Norman Chisale of orchestrating their unfair dismissal.

House servants that have been fired, according to inside sources, include Damster Maoleka (Houseman), Saukila Nangwale (Chef), Stella Mwendera (Houselady), George Chitokoto (Waiter), Enos Kanyimbo (waiter), Henry Kambanje (Chef), Ian Christian (Laundryman), Leonard Mpasa (Houseman), Gladys Masanza (House lady), Violet Nyirongo (Assistant-housekeeper), Tonny Moto (Houseman) and William Tseteka (Houseman), among others.

Peter Mutharika:  Mass job cuts at State House

Peter Mutharika: Mass job cuts at State House

Chisale is alleged to have unilaterally fired them to ensure safety of the incumbent President.

But despite being advised to stop reporting for duties, the house servants will be receiving their monthly perks.

Meanwhile, 46 drivers who were also removed from State House and reassigned to Plant and Vehicle Hire Organisation (PHVO), have claimed that their positions have been taken up by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets.

The drivers, who some claimed to have worked in the country’s state residences since 1980, say they have been unfairly treated as some have already been evicted from institutional houses without notices.

The first of group of drivers got their letters of redeployment from the Office of the President and Cabinet on July 4. Two days later, another lot of 15 drivers received their redeployment letters before the last group of 19.

“It is not like we are clinging to be working at the state residence but we are here at the PHVO premises just playing bawo because government has nothing to with us because our positions have been taken up by DPP young democrats,” claimed one of the drivers.

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onasiwelo!why judging others while u have a fresh of human being.if u can answer me who is dying today or tomorrow then u can continue castigating the dead bones of bingu.bingu died and we dont whether he is in hell or heaven.whether he died a sinner or a repented person is none of our concern.Almighty GOD knows everything as he also knows u better than i can do.in this case its better that we dont mention the MIGHTY GOD in foolish conversation like this or muzatembereredwa chifukwa mulungu sazakuonani osachimwa potchula dzina lake pachabe.stay wise and blessed!


when will Malawians learn? Kusiila dziko matchona


ndameneyo munkamuvotelayo mukhaula, panopa ntchito yake ndiyochotsa anthu ntchito. akangoyelekeza kuchotsa ine amwalira ngati mbale wake uja ali ku jehenayu


iwe ndiye mutu wamphaka bapksi

Mutu wa mbuzi

Kkkkkkkkkkkkk Koma kumeneko ku malawi, ife tili pheeeeeeee kuno ku Democratic Republic of Nyika


Waste of government resources (tax payers money)


Be ware you are slipting Fire.


Yes those are the peoplewho voted wisery noy you anganya, ambwenumbwenu, amakoramara KKKKKKKKKK makhola amkhumba?

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I fear for my country. I thought JB’s Government had no direction, but I think this is worse. After more that a 100 days in office, one keep guessing where APM is taking us to. Every day you wake up wondering who has been fired “redeployed”. Is this the work of his 15 plus advisers or his own works. Should I blame his many advisers? Remember too many hands spoil the broth. Why should we pay people for doing nothing? Why should we pay two people for the same post in some organizations. I thought it is common sense that… Read more »

I understand these people are jobless but not payless. Then how do they get paid without anything done? Is it cashgate in smart manner? Worry not you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. The problem I see here is that Peter said and we are just marking his voice. Let’s look back at things that happened way back but never spoken and things! Its to me normal! How can I work with someone I don’t trust, can you?

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