Escom suspends 9 workers for leaving Mutharika in the dark at graduation 

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has suspended nine workers following a power failure that occurred last week at Chancellor College in Zomba during graduation ceremony when president Peter Mutharika was giving a speech.

Two of the Escom officials said they have been told of their suspension today, Friday but officials from the state power distributing company say they cannot talk now.

Nyasa Times source say an investigation was launched soon after the black-out which left Mutharika in the dark, cutting off his speech.

The nine, whose names are yet to be released, are said to be direct people from the chain of command manning the grid that went off during the presidential function.

Energy Generation Company (Egenco), the company established to generate power,has embarked on intensive load shedding because of what they say low levels of water in Shire river to generate enough electricity.

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winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

WHO IS THIS IDIOT MATHANYULA? MALAWIANS,IF WE STILL REMAIN BASTARDS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY,WE ARE CREATING A STATE OF LUNATICS WETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT,MALAWI WILL BECOME A LAND OF BEGARS UNTIL GESUS COMES TO REDEEM US FROM HELL.

Ine
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Ine

People have died in hospital blackouts, nobody got fired. Now you want to act because it’s the head nigar in charge? It’s not fair

Ogendaopandamwala
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Ogendaopandamwala

Escom suspends blackout in Malawi kkkkkk

ishuman
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ishuman

Zausilu zimenezo palibe zowapatsa sas mmene wanvera kupweteka iyeyo ndi mmene nafe zimatiwawila

GRM
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GRM

We need to suspend the APM himself
By the end of the court case he will be dismissed as a fake president

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

load shedding is affecting all the Countries in SADC Region, our Brothers in Zambia are experiencing 9hrs without power in a day. At least we have a managable load shedding due to intervention by the same Government you are castigating here. Having said so it is arrogant, stupidity and impudence to loadshed the function of National importance being presided over by the President, our status of Load shedding does not warrant that and thats why ESCOMs Management has suspended the culprits. Unfortunately some people at ESCOM forget why they are there for. Load shedding is not a pleasant thing and… Read more »

Lego
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Which Zambia are you talking about here you fool?I stay here in Zambia,Lusaka so stop telling lies.If you are one of the beneficiaries with this corrupt government then just say so than your filthy comments.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

National importance? Is citizens lives not of national importance? Kamuzu Banda promoted a BWB officer who disconected water at sanjika in those days when kamuzu was untouchable for accumulating unpaid bills. This is one way to show him that people are fed up and he needs to do something right away. If it was Magufuli it would be good news!

BigMan
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BigMan

Suspended for load shedding which the rest of us face on a daily basis? Is this President that shallow? Nobody can understand the rubbish that comes out of his mouth even with the electricity at full capacity anyway!

Chule
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Chule

Surprising indeed

Mcford
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Deserved,,,that was unconscionable to the head of state

Chule
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Chule

How, its his his people who are suffocating/syphoning money from ESCOM, what do you expect then

Zawadi
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Zawadi

Who is Peter Muthalika,,suspending people becoz of a fool like him..Poor people are dying in hospital theatre’s becoz of blackouts…APM udzafa ngati galu.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

eya amati ukalipila kuti azaike magetsi pozamangilila amafunaso zina ndalama.
under potala era

tung'ande
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tung'ande

corruption at ESCom is now the order of the day. if you dont give them bribes they will not connect you nor attend to your faults. Corruption at EScom has reached endemic levels.