Malawi ex Police chief Mukhito faces arrest for contempt of court

Malawi’s former Police boss who is currently the country’s State House Chief of Staff Peter Mukhito faces arrest for disobeying a court order restraining the State House from proceeding with plans to redeploy more than 20 of its household staff to other government departments.

Mukhito: Staff told to leave

Mukhito: In contempt of court

Mukhito faces the arrest along several others that include Director of State Residences Leckford Palani and Deputy Presidential Guard Commander George Chikhungu.

The country’s Industrial Relations Court on November 6, 2014 granted an injunction stopping the State House from proceeding with the redeployment of the concerned staff but Mukhito and his men defied the order and went ahead to evict some of the staff from institutional houses.

The affected included Violet Nyirongo, Margaret Kazembe, Stella Mwembera, Henry Kambanje, Arabi Diastone, Sam Boniface, George Chitokoto and Paul Banda.

The courts faulted State House after it failed to clearly indicate new work stations for the concerned staff a development that irked the employees forcing them to seek a court redress.

Following the eviction of some of the members of staff lawyer William Zapinga has since applied to the court to commit Mukhito and the other officers to prison for refusing to comply with the court order.

“I humbly but firmly pray to this honourable court to make an order committing the five State House top officials to prison for refusing and/or neglecting or failing to obey the court order,” reads part of Zapinga’s application.

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32 thoughts on “Malawi ex Police chief Mukhito faces arrest for contempt of court”

  1. Jelbin mk says:

    In Malawi it is very enjoyable to be an employer than to be an employee. Employers can treat their employees as badly as they like which never happens in any other civilised societies but only in Malawi. Why is this so?: 1) Employers have more power than employees which is contrary to labour laws which empowers employee much more than their masters as it happens in all well strategised countries with sound labour related sets of laws. 2) people (employees) do not have a know how of their rights which is a result of high level of illiteracy hence childish and premature comments from DPP cadets who know nothing about what it means by disobeying a court order and what are the complications of doing so, how can someone with all senses support a person and even praise him for practising lawlessness? Comments like Mukhito sangamangidwe limenelo ndi boma what do you mean you fools? After all who is Mukhito to disregard the whole law? Should we condon lawlessness just because the one who does that on the wrong side of the law is our political party member? You must be very stupid you dpp fools of the highest order. 3) people do not look at the matter as it is they view it from a political or tribal and mostly from a regional angle which makes Malawi the most uncomfortable country to live in or to belong to. 4) Our courts are not competent courts because they are there only to punish the weak and people without names these courts are not independent at all they work on orders from the ruling party of the day hence lawlessness and thus why some other people especially those with good relationship with the ruling party do go away with anything come murder theft and whatever you can mention. Those belonging or with good relationship with the ruling party are always innocent in the eyes of our courts, look at what is happening with the Muluzi’s corruption case,Kaliati’s corruption case Goodall’s corruption case, Peter’s MHC house saga just to mention a few. Now with all this culture of impunity do we expect to go forward? Forget it!!!!

  2. BUGUDOSHI says:

    Alipibe mukhitho kodi

  3. kwabaniso says:

    Awa analembedwa ndi Joyce Banda ndiye achoke basi. Ndipo aMukhito SAPEPESA oro!!!!

  4. Alufeyo says:

    Dont insult Mukhito he is a very good and competent officer. As for those officers they are just foolish they are paid so what. You just hate Mukhito for nothing he was the best IG just ask policemen and women.

  5. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Bola linakakhal boma la Joyce koma Mukhito kumangidwa mboma la pitala?

  6. mphevu says:

    The Court must be crazy. How can you stop transfer of unwanted staff. I dont support DPP but I see the court setting a bad example. One deserves to have staff that serves its interests.

  7. Obaba says:

    Koma MCP ilipo?

  8. Kadakwiza says:

    Useless article. Nyasa Times, you guys are joking. No one can arrest Mukhito. Only God will arrest this man. He is so powerful, remember what happened on 20 July 2011,

  9. lovemore says:

    Politics isn’t good 4 pipo who believe in mmmm

  10. timothy mauluka says:

    this man is too fat-investigate him-he must be involved in cashgate!

  11. Amangidwe angazolowele.

  12. Israel2013 says:

    Mukhito ku mangidwa. Zosatheka. Ndi boma limeneri.

  13. anduna says:

    Mukhitho amangidwe ndithu mwina zinthu zingayambe kuyenda bwino ku Dpp

  14. DAUSI DO SOMETHING HERE, PLEASE PUSH THIS MAN OUT AND OTHERS TOO.

  15. MWASUWA says:

    Nothing new, kulembedwa ntchito ndi anthu andale, zimatha choncho.

  16. Chemtukanika says:

    Kaya ndi zanu izo.Ndidziwa ine ndi choti Mukhito hamva za ena.Handidziwanso kuti mutamuthe bwanji?Kumasamba iye mumatokudziwa inu?Mukhito ndi Mukhito ambwiye.

  17. Malindima says:

    Isn’t this a Labour Relations issue? We just heard that they are being relocated and not being fired! The injunction is therefore nullified by this relocation for this was the reason for it. Mukhito can not therefore be arrested!

    1. Chitseko says:

      So how can u evict some1 wthout telng hm/ha wher u’ve relocated hm/ha?stl mukhito ddn’t handle dis issue in a propa way.

  18. Masharubu says:

    Bambo Mukhitho sapepesa . Mutondimva kodi? Ndati a Mukhitho sapepesa! Munamva kuti ku Malawi munthu akumangidwa chifukwa cha “contempt of court”? Kungofuna kugulitsa newspaper eti?

  19. Mukhito sapepesa says:

    Mavuto Mukhito sangamangidwe you are wasting your time pipo

  20. J. Manda says:

    Anthuwo comwe akukakamilako sicikuziwika. Acoke msanga amenewo. Bwana wako akanena kuti uzikagwira job kwakuti ukamakana amakucotsa job.
    Kaya sanakuwuzeni kokagwira job bwezi mukumakangokhala kunyumba mpaka azakuwuzeni cocita.
    Koma inu ai asaticose nyumba AGALU INU ETI NYUMBAZO ZANU? MUKUDUNA MUZIBAKO BASI. MUNAZOLOWERAKO ETI. TIYENI UKO FOKOLO.

  21. Bello Albert says:

    Vuto ndi amene anamulemba ntchitoyo,Munthuyu wakhala akawonetsa ma sign aumbuli pa kagwilidwe kake ka ntchito ngakhale muja anali IG koma mumamulembabe,amalowelera ndale Nthawi zonse..

  22. Chingolopiya says:

    Vuto lomakomwedwa pa nyumba zakuntchito ndilimeneli. kakhaleni ku rent.

  23. MBACHI says:

    ARREST MUKHITHO. NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW. MR PRESIDENT DO NOT DEFFEND THEM. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO SPOIL YOUR IMAGE.

  24. Alshabab says:

    Sitamishe agoloso

  25. Nkhombokombo says:

    It is madness that the situation could reach thus far. Mkhito having been a chief law keeper should know the consequences of such arrogance. Lets wait and see.

  26. wiseman says:

    COURT ORDER!!!!!!!

  27. I WILL ONLY ACCEPT, BELIEVE AND AGREE WITH THIS ,ONLY WHEN THE GAME WILL BE OVER.
    IZI NDIKUTHEKA KODI NDI DPP, MY FRIEND BE CAREFULL YOU MIGHT END UP BEING LIONS MEAT.

  28. Mbalambala says:

    Mukhito sangapepese

  29. Callister Daniel Phiri says:

    Mukhitho kukamwa ko bwanji

  30. PATRIOT says:

    MUKUNAMA INU IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN MALAWI, WHO DO YOU WANT TO CHEAT

  31. powder says:

    mukukakamirako chani? mesa mudafunsira job, what else do you want? mufuna muzibako or what? ngati simufuna pangani resign?

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