John Paul Kayuni

John Paul Kayuni

About 80 Primary School teachers in Nkhotakota district have accused officials at the District Council of playing hide and seek by delaying to process their January 2021 salaries, five months since they were skipped on the payroll.

One person has died while 13 others have sustained serious degrees of injuries when a vehicle, they were travelling in, to a football match in Nkhata-Bay from Dwangwa in Nkhotakota, overturned at Mlowe in Nkhata-Bay.

Two police officers sustained serious degrees of injuries while five others escaped with minor injuries yesterday in a road accident involving a police vehicle on the Nkhotakota-Kasungu-Nkhufi road near Bauti trading Centre in Nkhotakota.

A 46-year-old widow in Nkotakota has blamed the police for setting her house on fire after a tear gas canister they fired on Sunday landed on the roof of her grass-thatched house and ignited the inferno.

In a twist of events, teachers from the country’s public Secondary Schools have founded their own Trade Union called Secondary School Teachers Union (SSTU), breaking away from the teachers’ mother body Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM).

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has dismissed two magistrates including beleaguered Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate Benedicto Chisakamile, who surprised many when he freed business magnet Dr Thomson Mpinganjira last year, for the unethical discharge of judicial functions.

The Catholic Church in Malawi has endorsed the Covid-19 mass vaccination exercise and encouraged its faithful and Malawians at large to receive the vaccine describing it as a safe and sure way to fight the pandemic.

The High Court in Lilongwe yesterday discontinued the criminal review proceedings against Prophet Shepard Bushiri and his wife Mary, following the state request to have the matter withdrawn to allow them concentrate on the extradition procedure.

Court Frees the Bushiris

The Lilongwe Principal Resident Magistrate Court has freed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who are wanted for offenses committed in South Africa, saying the couple’s arrest did not follow procedure.

After spending a night in a Police cell at Lumbadzi Police Station, self-acclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary are expected to appear before the Lilongwe Magistrate Court this afternoon, where they will be formally told why they were arrested.

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