Malawi judiciary workers end strike, resume work Friday

Judiciary workers in Malawi have ended their nearly two-month long strike which paralyzed the judicial system making the prison and police cells to overflow with crime suspects.

Some of the support staff captured  at the High Court in Blantyre

Some of the support staff captured at the High Court in Blantyre

This is a reverse of their decision on Monday when they vowed to continue with the strike despite government threats to seal off the courts and forfeit their January salary.

Spokesperson for the judiciary Mlenga Mvula said Thursday that the judicial workers will resume work  Friday.

He however declined to reveal the percentage at which they have agreed saying everything will be detailed in a press statement he is drafting to be released later.

“What I can say now is that we have reached a win-win situation with the government although it has not met our demands in full,” said Mvula.

The workers started the strike early November last year demanding the 45 percent salary increment which government only gave to the mainstream civil servants.

They recently rejected the offer of 25 percent salary increase.

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Busy Brains
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Muuzane agalu inu a makhothi kuti ife sitikuswani ndipo si inu ofunikira kwambiri mu mdziko muno. Anthu ofunikira mdziko muno ndi awa; 1. A za umoyo. 2. A za maphunziro. 3. A Polisi. NB: sindinaike dala a imigireshoni ku Polisi chifukwa agalu amenewaso ndi amene akulandira ziphuphu zoopysa ku chokera kwa a Mwenye, ma Nigerians ndi ma Burundi.

Busy Brains
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Since they have resumed work, let the govt go ahead in earnest with the salary harmonization process. Next time Malawians should be given an opportunity to vote if the judicially is vital or that we should go back to the jury system of justice. These educated liars masquerading as judges are not helping us.

Busy Brains
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Once they resume their duties, govt should transfer all of them to different places coz ajaira agalu amenewa kukhala malo amodzi. Mai Msosa has even failed to demonstrate leadership skills. If she was a real leader, she would have reasoned with her dogs about the current economic situation, but alas! She was never seen near the reasoning bar code!

Busy Brains
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Mumati mumati inu ma bulutu! I knew that once the govt said no January salary plus the chiefs’ call to fire you all, I just knew you would resume work. So what have gained so far? Mbuzi za anthu!

Mpumulo wa Bata
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Make sure these guys work. They should not regard themselves as the most important. We have doctors, nurses and undertakers who are the most important. The police pick the dead on the road and should as well be commended for that. Where were the judiciary when the bodies were rotting at Kamuzu Central Hospital mortuary? Where do the judiciary workers go when they are sick or when they die? When the government says equal money for all civil servants these idiots say no. Teachers do all they can to educate us. Without teachers we wouldn’t have the judges and they… Read more »
MWENENYOKA
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Bwana wa Mkulu wa Katangale ali ku High Court Bt. Ku Lilongwe SHERIFF KULANDILA RETIREMENT PA 31.12.14 PA JANUARY INO AMULEMBA NTCHITO BWANA WA MA SHERIFF AMENE AMABA NAYE NDALAMA ZA SHERIFF BWANA AMENEYO WALEMELA KWAMBILI NDI KATANGALE NDIPO ACB IFUFUZE ZA SHERIFF AMENEYU NDI WAKUBA .

Rambos
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Back to bribery game or work. Next cops wl b busy arrestng protesters. Wake up malawians dnt sit ur bums whn ur nation is fallng wth tribalism, regionalism, nepotism ad corruption.

Modern Malawi
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Muwatumize azikagwira ntchitozi ku ma court a mmizi anthuwa, musawachedwese

Simeon
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The Courts are so corrupt and ineffective in Malawi..just close them permanently!
The Judges work according to bribes. The Lawyers work according to tribalism, bribes and as a syndicate..The citizens seem to depend on Mob Justice than The Kangaroo Courts! Just leave the so-called Courts closed permanently and removed all the structures and erect Bars!

Namarokoro
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Vuto lake aliyense ogwira ntchito mchipatala amadzimva udotolo. Naye sasamba wa ku judiciary ndi Chief Justice. Mabulutu! Dzimanthongo thoo m’maso! Mapazi anu! Ukalaliki omwewo! Mxiiiiiiiiiiii! Ndakwiya nanu abwilibwisi inu!

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