What transpired?

The politicisation of the Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda case in which the Justice was told to go on leave pending retirement triggered a smear campaign against the Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara who penned the letter.

At the centre of the smear campaign, was a contract of employment which our research team has established was FAKE, which was purported to be Lloyd Muhara’s contract affording him incredibly generous allowances and benefits.

The intention of the smear campaign?

The smear campaign was intended to vilify the Chief Secretary to Government for penning a letter telling Chief Justice Nyirenda to go on leave pending retirement since he has more retirement days than employment days remaining.

What local media spread this Fake News?

Nyasa Times carried the Fake News.

Maravi Express carried the Fake News.


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