Customer hits to unconscious plumber over water bill

A Southern Region Water Board employee in Zomba is battling for his life after a customer hit him and fell unconscious over a row after the employee went to disconnect water.

Plumber Selemani assaulted over water disconnection pictured on his hospital bed

Mathias Mussa, one of the directors of Eagle Car Hire in Zomba is in police custody at Zomba police after he knocked down Andrew Selemani who had gone to the premises of the car hire to disconnect water over a bill of K17, 000.

Southern Region Water Board publicist Rita Makwangala said when Selemeni had gone to the car hire premises to disconnect the water, Mussa told him that he had already paid the bill hours earlier.

“When Selemani asked for receipts, Mussa got angry and hit him on the back, and fell to unconscious. He is currently receiving treatment at Zomba central hospital where he was taken from a private hospital,” she said.

Benson Tawakali, Zomba police deputy publicist confirmed the arrest of Mussa, saying he hit Selemani who fainted on the spot.

The Southern Region Water Board publicist is warning all customers that it is a criminal offence to beat up board employees, saying the best way to avoid embarrassment is to pay all bills on time.

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Madzi Chidambo
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Madzi Chidambo

If you run a Car hire it means you have money. The board needs money to efficiently run supply of water and it doesn’t matter whether it’s in millions of arrears or the bill is K17000 as long as its overdue it must be disconnected. As a rich person you should pay details to small particular. Beating an employee to show off your ego is savagely behaviour which you need to be punished.

Mphwache
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Mphwache

Anyamata awa ndi amwano. They disconnected my water for a K3,041 balance on my bill. BWB has not been bringing bills in time (sometimes you don’t get a bill for over 3 months). My previous monthly bill was K18,000, so because I did not know what the bill was, I paid K18,000 through Airtel Money, however my bill for this month was K21,041. When their boys came, I explained this to them. They did not want to listen, even when I offered to go and pay the difference immediately. They went ahead and cut the connection. When i went went… Read more »

Captain Anansi ndi nkhondo
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Captain Anansi ndi nkhondo

The employee was only carrying his duties. And was right to ask for receips as evidence that the bill has been. Mr car hire, you ve gone overboard. Let’s not mix up things.

Team Imtiaz
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Team Imtiaz

Without condoning violence I think Southern Region Water Board should not be disconnecting people who owe as little as K17,000. I think the objective here was to embarrass the customer.

Che Ntopeya
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Che Ntopeya

They are arrogant!

MBEKI
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MBEKI

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