Mzimba family demand K120mil compensation from Escom: Matter in court

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has been dragged to court by a family in Mzimba which isdemanidng K120 million compensation after a 14 year-old Manase Moyo was injuted by a high voltage electrical burn.

Boy suffered high voltage electrical burn injuries

The boy cannot go to school as he can not walk as underwent a skin transplant.

Lawyerr for the family, George Kadzipatike said he filed  the case at the Mzuzu registry of the High Court of Malawi.

He said the family is suing Escom because it did not respond to the issue when residents  reported that its poles at Mtangatanga in Mzimba fell in September 2014.

Despite the powerline were on the ground, Escom neglected the problem until the  stepped on the wires when he was grazing cattle.

“The boy suffered deep burns ont eh right foot and leg and deep burns on the left leg,” Kadzipatike said.

He said Manase Moyo also suffered extensive deep burns on the back, abdomen and hands.

“The boy lost rhe skin and had to undergo a skin transplant.

“He is unable towalk, work or go to school such that hus constitutional right to movement, education, to work and earn a living have been violated,” said the lawyer for the family.

Escom is yet to respond to the matter and has not yet challenged the court summons which were served on them.

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Koma kulandila ziphuphu basi. Go to Mzuzu Kaviwale and Mchengautuwa anthu ena analipira magesi 2015 up to now magesi sawanaikile akudikira alandile ndalama kwaanthu. Muzalandila za moto tsiku ndilimodz.i.

Mukuti izi zinachitika 2014? Mwezi wanji? Chifukwatu kunali Amayi aja oyenda ngati Bakha. Ngati iwo analipo, the family should sue Amayi, Msomera Ngwira and Khumbo Kachali. On another note when did the residents advise ESCOM of the problem and how long did it take to rectify it? What caused the power line to be on the ground in the first place. These are important questions because the claim might fail if negligence is not proven. It would have been better to have discussed with ESCOM and seek compensation because courts are not predictable unless of course money will change hands… Read more »
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Nthawi imeneyi kunali uyu wopanda mano mkamwayu


Yingokhala 120 Million US dollars. Escom is full of foolish fools


Oh yes, the compesation needs to go up atleast 500 t0 800 Million. The boys future is distorted by ESCOM. Probably he would have been a great footballer! Oh yes, ESCOM, PAY THE BOY MANGUMANGU!


zachepa ndalamazo ! make it times seven !


ESCOM must be taught a lesson for their usual negligence. Amakhala ngati iwo samangidwa pochita zinthu.

zamuxolo ngalo

amawonjezadi agalu amenewa, kuwayimbira za fault mpaka three weeks akungoti tikubwera tili mu njira!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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