Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda grants Mungomo injunction against MBC demotion

High Court judge Kenyatta Nyirenda on Sunday granted broadcaster Albert Mungomo an injunction stopping taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) from effecting a demotion on him from the post of director of programmes.

Mungomo: Gets temporaly relief from court

Mungomo: Gets temporaly relief from court

MBC demoted Mungomo last week as first reported by Nyasa Times and reverted him to his previous position as chief training officer (CTO) after MBC board of directors meeting on November 16 2015 confirmed appointment of journalist Mzati Nkolokosa as acting director of programmes replacing Mungomo.

But Mungomo rushed to court to seek relief and his lawyer Frank Mbeta, said he has since served on MBC board the injunction granted by Judge Nyirenda.

Mbeta said following the interim court relief, Mungomo “still remains” director of programmes and “enjoys the same benefits until the court determines.”

According to the lawyer, the matter will be heard at the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) where it will make a determination that the MBC board decision was tantamount to unfair labour practices; hence, the decision should be rescinded.

He said the only issue that is in High Court is the injunction part.

“But the substantive hearing of the matter will be done in the IRC because it is essentially a labour matter.”

According to MBC board chairperson Moffat Banda was given the position on probation of six months and upon completion and satisfying management and the board, he was going to be confirmed as director of programmes.

He said after an appraisal, Mungomo “did not satisfy” and as such he was reverted to his position.

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bodza labwino
Guest

We are yet to learn more from you people soon. Democracy at its best injunctions ndi ntchito yomwe?

Chinyama Phiri
Guest

DPP siboma lakanthu ndi chibwana basi monga bwampini sizodabwitsa olo pang’ono.

Dodolido.
Guest

Ndanena kale ndi ma lawyer ndi ma judge a kumalawi adyerawa, Magulufayi sizingayende kuno. Why should a lawyer fight against a demotion? Is the lawyer the employer.

Zuze
Guest

I have always advised journalists to be proffessionals. When you take sides zotsatila zake ndi izi.

FMK
Guest

linda madzi apite ndipo uziti ndadala

Mc Phodo
Guest

A letter to DPP
Please MBC has many members of op[position parties. Watch out. Mungomo should not be demoted at all.

nalimata
Guest

Koma nawe tachepesa kunama….kukhala ngati anakuchekera “mnamo”…kuti chotuluka pakamwa pako chizikhala chonama basi! Umphunzirilepo phunziro apa.

nalimata
Guest

Lets face it, MBC have made a terrible blunder here. If MBC did not give Mungomo a job description, performance appraisal terms of reference, an opportunity to remedy under performance, on the job training to equip him, then Mungomo is set to become a millionaire. Aweluka apa m’maso muli gwa! The problem with our government institutions is that they have become very political. Wina akadana nawe chako chabwino palibe. We are with you Mungomo, these fools think they control everything. Ulandirapo zako mphwanga…fatsa!

hens master
Guest

First Mungomo was not promoted but put in that position on probation basis. Probation means one can be confirmed in that post or not based on ones performance.

The board made a decision not to confirm Mungomo as director of programs because he did not perform according to set criteria.in short he failed to deliver.

The Board has been lenient to him. He is a non performer. A better decision was to fire him for incompetence.

Wadyera
Guest

Akudana ndi Mungomo chifukwa ndi wa DPP anthu enawo ndi otsutsa boma. Watch out!

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