Karonga Stadium workers detain MP Shaba: Nangaunozge contractor attacked for not paying salaries

Owner of the Nangaunozge building contractor who doubles as member of parliament for Mzimba central constituency, Henry Mpofu Shaba,  had a rufe awakening when he went to visit the construction site  of Karonga Stadium on Wednesday  when workers grabbed him by the neck for not paying them for three months.

Some of the irate workers in action

Some of the irate workers in action

Shaba carried by bicycle taxi operators

Shaba carried by bicycle taxi operators

Kifungwe: Shaba has been croocked

Kifungwe: Shaba has been croocked

Mpofu Shawa: Nangaunodze contractor forced to pay workers

Mpofu Shawa: Nangaunodze contractor forced to pay workers

The workers locked Shaba in the stadium while others started pinching him severely like a kid to force him pay them their three months’ salary.

“He has been not answering our calls neither did any official tried to assist us when we were knocking the door of their offices with this issue therefore we don’t want intervention because that will worsen things,” said Harison Kifungwe one of the leader for the workers.

Shaba who was afraid to inform the law enforcers said “my money is in Lilongwe, what is 5 million Kwacha to me, if you want choose three people amongst your group to go and collect it.”

When asked why he came without money, Shaba said “I came here to attend the meeting with other stakeholders on top of that I was at the funeral at home.”

This did not go well with the workers who started mocking him while shouting in a vernacular language takola tekha mwahuno, kufwa pala ndalama ulije ‘we have catch you ourselves and you will die today if you don’t have money’.

With the help of some reporters, the workers were convinced to let Shaba leave the place temporarily to borrow money from some of the business operators in the district.

They  however took away his car keys and he was forced to board a bicycle taxi to search for money from vendors in Karonga township, a distance of about 3 kilometres from the construction site, to pay the accumulated salary of over MK5,000,000.

He was rescued by  Karonga based businessman Mungasulwa Mwambande who gave him some “katapila” of  MK 3,000,000.

Mwambande demanded a collateral of 600 bags of cement meant for the construction and a 7 toner lorry which the contractor had no option but to release to his redeemer as confirmed by the Karonga police where the two went to put their pens on paper for an agreement.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 6 days ago
Corruption and theft are in Malawi to stay because the person at the helm of power condones the evil deeds but not only that,the President and his closest cohorts are participants in this wide spread mafia.Right now there are two choices,either the Armed Forces intervene and stage a bloodless COUP DETAT or prepare to rout Muthalika and his tribaly oriented regime in 2019 if the country’s economy still exists by then.Right now,the economy is dysfunctional in real sense and that the government meagre resources are ” FREE FOR ALL”.Having said that,to remove the rogue regime and vanquish it once and… Read more »
The Real Analyst
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The Real Analyst
5 months 6 days ago

We say aMwenye are heartless exploiters yet this fellow mphuno bi is exploiting his own fellow Malawians! The Malawi government should debar his company so that he shouldn’t participate in any government contracts at all! Kutumbwa eti!? You say K5 million ndichani kwa ine, yet you’re failing to pay your workers! Karonga has branches for all banks, bwanji sunapite kukapanga withdrawal ukunamiza anthu kuti ndalama zili ku LLs.

Fatsani
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Fatsani
5 months 6 days ago

Abwanawa sizizawathela ku neno akumanga health centre anapanganso chimodzimodzi

Mwene, Nchanga
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Mwene, Nchanga
5 months 6 days ago

Aliponso ambiri ngakhale kumizindaku, ena ndi awa akukana kupereka service pay kwa anthu atawachotsa ntchitowa. Tinatopa kale….

Denis Mtux
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5 months 6 days ago

mwalanga

Angoni
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Angoni
5 months 6 days ago

munthu mukhululukileni efe kuno kwathu akutithandiza kwambiri zedi abale inu kambilanani naye mwamtendere chonde

chiwa kogoya
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chiwa kogoya
5 months 7 days ago

Tiyeni nayeni amaneyo kuno ku Bangwe anatipusisa kwambiri !!!! musamusiye ndi tambwali ameneyo.

Chakuchanya
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Chakuchanya
5 months 7 days ago

In Neno where he is constructing a Market his workers stay two or more months without pay, last month the frustrated workers reported him to DCS office.

mpofu
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mpofu
5 months 7 days ago

shaba is really a bad man analandaso munthu wins galimoto Ku mzimba. a court analamula kuti abweze mpaka piano sanabwezebe kuderera chigamulo. amuchitadi bwino ameneyo amapezerera ovutika.

Nixon
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Nixon
5 months 7 days ago

Yewo chomene wanangwa waku karonga.Next time musakamukhule viwangwa shaba.Pamsundu pakhe napamuwoli wakhe for paying u late.Akatenge mukurya vichi?Mbuzi ya mp!.Mzakwacha pretoria.+27724922299

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