The high court of Malawi has granted Vice President Saulos Chilima an order stopping the Malawi Police Service (MPS) from tampering with his security detail.
The order, granted on Sunday afternoon followed an application the vice president filed through the legal film Ritz Attorneys, stopping the Inspector General (IG) of Police Rodney Jose from transferring 42 police mobile service officers from the office of vice president until an inter party hearing on the matter is held.
“Pending an inter partes application for the interim relief of the final determination of the judicial on the matter.” Reads the order granted by High Court Judge John Chirwa
In an interview yesterday one of the lawyers representing the Vice President Mwayi Banda confirmed the development saying; “we obtain a stay order on Sunday.”
Banda said a date will be given in due course to for the commencement of Judicial review proceedings on the matter.
In a separate interview inspector General Rodney Jose said his office was ready to comply with the court order as soon as it is saved as he was yet to be saved with the order.
Under the president (Salaries and Benefits) Act the vice president, among other benefits, is entitled to one personal bodyguard one head of security guard, two cooks and two personal assistants.
Chilima security details has been reduced for the second time since July this year.