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 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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :