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Assure us Post liquidation was not illegal, ex workers ask Mosho

FORMER Post employees have asked Lusaka lawyer Lewis Mosho to assure them that he is not involved in any illegality regarding the liquidation of the newspaper company before they can submit their employment details.

Mosho was appointed provisional liquidator of the newspaper shortly after its closure in June 2016 over unpaid taxes.

Late last month, Mosho ran a notice in the Daily Nation newspaper asking all former employees of Post Newspapers Limited (in liquidation) to submit copies of their National Registration Cards and payslips, among other documents to a desk at Chrismar Hotel in Lusaka.

However, in a letter to Mosho dated December 6, 2018, the employees stated that they had difficulties trusting the process the lawyer was conducting in light of the challenges connected to the company’s liquidation, including presiding judge Sunday Nkonde who was found with a preliminary case of misconduct by the Judicial Complaints Commission.

“We, therefore, seek your assurance on how transparent this process will be before we can involve ourselves,” stated the letter signed by Oliver Chisenga, on behalf of the former workers.

“We also request your assurance that you have not been engaged in any misconduct in relation to this Liquidation. Given that there is a preliminary finding against the presiding Judge [Sunday Nkonde], assure us that this Liquidation is not tainted with illegality.”

Chisenga further stated that it would be unfortunate if it were established that Mosho played a role in any illegalities surrounding The Post liquidation.

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