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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28 thoughts on “Karonga Stadium workers detain MP Shaba: Nangaunozge contractor attacked for not paying salaries”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    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 for all,the opposition Parties must unite to fight Peter’s highly funded DPP.Mind you nobody knows where is that MK577b that was stollen from government coffers by Muthalikas and their cronies.However,the actions taken by the poor workers in Karonga,deserves my congratulations and appeal to others who might face the same doom to emulate their brothers’ exemplary cause.WORKERS OF MALAWI UNITE TO BREAK THE CHAINS OF BONDAGE.FORWARD WITH THE EXPLOITED MASSES OF OUR PEOPLE AND ALUTA CONTINUA,THE STRUGGLES CONTINUE,VENCEREMOS!!

  2. The Real Analyst says:

    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.

  3. Fatsani says:

    Abwanawa sizizawathela ku neno akumanga health centre anapanganso chimodzimodzi

  4. Mwene, Nchanga says:

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

  5. Angoni says:

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

  6. chiwa kogoya says:

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

  7. Chakuchanya says:

    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.

  8. mpofu says:

    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.

  9. Nixon says:

    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

  10. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Kukondanso kuchinda underaged girls galu ameneyu!

  11. Godwin Cherwa says:

    Takola tekha these people mean’t what they wanted to do with shaba…otherwise could have been another big story before sorting issue amicably.We shed treat poor people the way our mothers treated us during our childhood.Don’t provoke innocent souls…Shaba be example to foolish who call themselves as bosses.imfa yowawa inanunkha APA I can see and smell ur death.

  12. Sly G says:

    That is the Karonga which I know uzayambileso

  13. DICKSON ZUKAZUKA MWAFULIRWA says:

    -Contractor dzina lake shaba(ntedza), zochitazakenso ndi shaba(Ntedza)…………..
    -Contractor openga iwe ndiye umati maworkers agwila bwanji ntchito opanda malipiro.
    -Ife akukaronga tizakuphwanya iwe ntedza iwe.

  14. Taimu says:

    This is shameful indeed! This man is receiving a frightening amount of money in parliamen + huge returns in his corruptly obtained contracts but still he goes on to milk a lean cow! This is more than thangata.yet an MP,a Leader?! no wonder mother Malawi is alweys on its knees beggin. Begging.begging,begging!!! Unsatisfied corrupt & inhumane leaders

  15. Misheckanderson says:

    ameneyo ndiwachitaka zoona MP kuyaluka choncho ngati salandira pay pankholo pake ameneyi mbuzi

  16. chule says:

    I love people of Karonga. If we all Malawians were like them, we would be getting good results for our efforts and not one would be cheating us. More fire Koronga guys. Wina ndi muli kuno mubwelenso mudzathane naye. Mukathaa mupite kwa peterala mathanyula, pablibe achita iye

  17. Don says:

    Shaba is not worthy to be an MP.What a wicked,evil person.

  18. kk says:

    Analyst………
    I always come here just to read your comment,
    But to day you have shocked me after i was about to finish reading your comment.
    Am sure your were angry when you were posting this piece of your comment to day.

    I surely respect and i will not stop doing that,but the last line in your comment is the one that has shocked me……… i did not expect to see it from the line of your comment. Any way, it means you were angry.

    Keep them fire burning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hahahahahahahahahaha you made my day.

    1. The Analyst says:

      O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
      Kikiki am humbled and many thanks kk . . .
      . . . people who ill-treat others amandikwiyitsa kwabasi and what Shaba did, is exactly what no one should do to any fellow human being.
      You see . . .
      . . . One of our urgent purposes in this world, is to make life less difficult for each other and Shaba did the exact opposite. A aaa kulakwa!
      O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  19. Johni says:

    The money is in Lilongwe? With all the major banks at Karonga, why didn’t he just go inside one of them and cash the money. Where does he keep his money? And coming all the way from Lilongwe to a project site where you owe people three months” salary and you go empty handed. Uku ndikuzolowera. Amuchita bwino.

  20. Gladson says:

    Kikiki . Amuchita bwino Shaba, millionaire wosasamba!

  21. The truth says:

    I like people from Karonga

  22. boy- boy says:

    amuchita bwino ameneyuuuu .athu osaukafe amatitenga ngati ndife opepela kwambiri.akuyenera kumachita bwino pazithu zomwe amene akumubweletsera ndalama ku account yake powalipira muthawi yake.mpaka mwenzi itattu?ngakhale akunyozetsa kuti ka 5 million kwacha ndi chani kwaiye koma kwa anthu amene akumugwirila ntchitoyo ndi ya mtengo wapatali kwambiri chifukwa ukuyenera kusitha miyoyo yawo ndi mabanja awo.bravo guyz fo doin a gret job!

  23. Labour Ministry should visit sites under Nangaunozge Building Contractors and see how workers there go several months without their salaries. The other site is Mua Mission Hospital at Mtakataka and workers are silently perishing there.

  24. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Embarrassingly interesting . . .
    . . . This is the best treatment that any crook-minded boss deserves.
    Many people who wear borrowed robed of rich men are fond of ill-treating their workers; not paying them in time or at all; even when work is duly done. Kumangoaimba nyimbo basi – ndalama zili ku Lilongwe! Seriously?
    . . . Did you even have to phyisically go to Lilongwe to withdraw the money? Dishonest to the core! Why not just say “ndalama ulibe” coz to have money yet not willing to pay your workers, is just as good as having no money at all!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Look now, the price you have paid for your crookedness.
    . . . Been name-called, intimidated (ufa lero) and embarrased!
    . . . Forced to ride kaBaza when you can’t even remember the last time you did it.
    . . . Forced kutenga katapila at prohibitive interest rate.
    . . . Am sure you were even calling them “mabwana” ndimvetseni yet bwana ndi iwe.
    Why not just be honest and pay the workers and avoid all this?
    . . . Someone is working for you and you don’t pay them for 3 months? 3 months? Nde mmati azidya chani tsono anzanu? Kulakwa!
    . . . That the people are more likely to steal and sell construction materials for survival, you don’t even know? Useless MP!

    Akanakufinyanso ma battery zikanakhala bwino! Munthu osaganizira anzako? Wicked man!
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  25. iwe shaba says:

    Shaba ngati umawaonerera anthu a maboma ena usaone ngati anthu akukaronga ali ngati enawo. anthu aku karonga amadana ndi anthu opusa ngati iweyo shaba akudoda poyerayera.

  26. RESPECT SUPPORTERS says:

    POOR CONTRACTORS !!

    POOR LEADERS !!

    TRYING TO CHEAT AND
    GET RICH QUICK QUICK
    AT THE EXPENSE OF THE
    POOR MASSES.

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