Parliament staff asks for compensation for being stuck in lift

A parliamentary usher is demanding compensation from his employers for being stuck in a lift for 30 minutes, forcing him to collapse and faint.

Malawi Parliament

Gilbert Mwanyongwa was trapped in a lift following a power surge.

“I was really frightened, there was no air, there was darkness,” said Mwonyonga.

He said he would die in the lift as it took time for the rescue team to get him out.

When the power was restored and the doors of the lift opened, he was already unconscious and was rushed to the clinic within the parliament building where he was resuscitated.

He is in good health.

However, he said he will press for compensation from parliament.

Parliament spokesperson Leonard Mengezi said parliament has nothing to do with the power surges.

“It is the problem with Escom,” he said.

He said the parliament building power generator failed to pick after the power surges, rendering the whole building without power.

The passing of the mid term budget was negatively affected by the power outages.

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7 years ago

Koma abale. Corruption is everywhere . why asking for compensation for a power outage. Malawi @53 kkkkkk Only God knows what they will be asking for if they lost a life. They just want to have a piace of the pie.

7 years ago

So, what is he claiming the compensation for? For being alive? If the power outage did not cause any harm to him then there is nothing that would warrant him to make a claim. He should be thankful to God that he is alive. And indeed, he should seek ‘compensation’ from ESCOM and not Parliament. Umphawi was pa Malawi!

7 years ago

Koma zaboma zakhweka zedi Malawi on fire

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