Chilima gets court relief: Malawi Police ordered to stop tampering with VP  security detail

The High Court in Blantyre has once again issued an order restraining Malawi Police Inspector General from tampering with  security  detail of Vice-President Saulos Chilima.

Chilima challenges Police order to tamper with his security

The order was granted on Sunday by Judge John Chirwa following an application by Vice-President lodged through legal firm Ritz Attorneys, stopping the  Inspector General, Rodney Jose, and any other official from reducing Chilimas’ security detail, pending judicial review.

“Pending an inter partes application for the interim reliefs of the final determination of the judicial review therein, whichever comes first, the respondedn’s impunged decisions is hereby stayed and suspended and the respondent is hereby ordered to forthwith reinstate the security detail availed to the applicant and the residences at his disposal,” reads the order granted by High Court.

Inspector General Rodney Jose said the police will comply with the court order .

The development comes days after Chilima’s security detail was reduced on the basis that the number was more than the legally approved entitlement.

The 42 officers were moved from the Chilima’s office and official residences, leaving him with eight.

According to the Presidents’ Salaries and Benefits Act, the Vice President is entitled to one personal bodyguard, one head of security guard, six security guards, two chauffeurs, two cooks and two personal assistants.

In August, government and the Vice President agreed to sort out this matter outside the court.

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Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

So the court supports the illegality? Malawi, where are you going? In future I would not be surprised that the illegality that the cashgaters used to enjoy at Africana together with the owner of Africana is legalised. Suzgo, I agree with you. Where were the police in the past four years? Remember the new IG who knows the law has been in the position far much less than the four years you are referring to hence his correction. The fact that our VEEP has been breaking the law for the past four years does not warrant him to continue breaking… Read more »

Suzgo
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Suzgo

I keep wondering when did malawi police know that Vice president is intitled only 8 police officers? The past 4 years where were you? Plz can someone tell Mr jose to go work than wasting our time.

Dennis Bakomenge
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Dennis Bakomenge

Why do the DPP government withdrawing the security detail of SKC now? SKC has been with the security officers for the past four years, WHY NOW?????????? Just because he has dissenting views by forming his own movement. The courts will decide and are behind SKC.

Mvuu
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Mvuu

Tisayiwale kuti paja Lorry inagundapo Benz ya Joyce Banda wen she was vice president!
He needs full protection especially during this period.

UTM
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UTM

So adpp mkufuna mmuchite chiwembu chilima, nthawi yonseyi mnalikut… now dpp yaopsa there is no way u can reduce security officers for chilima now no …. wait until 25 may …Now Chilima’s life is on danger …so many mcp and dpp gurus which him dead

Noxy
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So Chilima is also abusing government resources when he insists to have 42 security detail instead of 8 .It’s like the whole police station is manning one person.Then Chilima is not walking the talk.

Limbe
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Limbe

Nkutheka kuti ndinanenapo koma ndingobweleza: chilima ndi wabodza uyu….he is part of the same crookery he is preaching against!!!!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Who gave him that large security in the first place? And why reducing it now? Chifukwa wakutengetsani? Kubwezera? When did you know he’s only entitled to 8? How much security does gogo NTCHONA have? Zopusa basi.

sato
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sato

This move by govt has sinister motives. Chilima is saying he will do that when he is in govt and it makes because govt can employ other means of securing safety of a head of state apart from this bloated security detail.

Thako
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Thako

Iwe ndi opusa kwambiri….. wasting resources ipose kuba ndalama nkumawamwetsa anyamata mowa? Maliseche

Aka
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Aka

Why is this matter failing to settle down?

BigMan
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BigMan

You know, when people keep repeating the same foolishness that has never worked before over and over again, it is a sign of madness.

It was so predictable that the courts would reverse this, so why still do it?

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