There was drama on Friday morning at Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) along the Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when police clashed with security guards from Kamu Guard Services as they dragged them out of the premises as if they were bags of maize.
The evicted guards were immediately replaced by CAS Security serviceswhich belongs to former Balaka member of parliament, Ronald Chanthunya.
As police dragged the guards out of the premises, the latter resisted and sang ridicule songs in protest.
One of MRA guards disclosed that Kamu Guard Services had its contract ended six months ago but the guards still remained at MRA because the institution did not pay for the contract.
“Mr. Kanyoza maintained the guards here and our institution was giving monthly payment leaving the contract payment. Mr. Kanyoza maintained the guards here until contract payment was made. But I think CAS Security services got tired of waiting and influenced management to involve police to evict them,” said a guard.
Managing director of Kamu Guard Services David Kanyoza confirmed that the contract was over and that he maintained the guards at MRA so that the institution should pay the contract money.
“The contract ended but there was no communication on the payment after the contract. I maintained the guards at MRA premises because I did not want the guards to think that I got the payment and used it for my own benefit,” said Kanyoza as he spoke to some newsmen who visited the scene.
MRA spokesperson Steve Kapoloma said he needed time to get details of the incident.
Kanyoza was one of the powerful personalities during the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s regime. Kamu belongs to Kanyoza and Mulli. Mulli too was a very powerful man in the past regime.