MAM stopped from transferring Sheikh in Dedza


The High Court in Lilongwe has restrained Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM), Sheikh Hannif Kazembe of Dedza Main Mosque or their agents from transferring Sheikh Douglas Hussein from Bena Charity Trust or interfering with the administration of the Trust which is an independent Organisation registered under laws of Malawi.

MAM wanted to transfer Sheikh Hussein after he was accused of being a traditional doctor and on allegations that he once participated in Way of Cross (Njira Ya Ntanda)- which is a Christian ceremony.

The attempt to remove Hussein from the Trust angered Muslims in Dedza who pleaded with MAM to be given an audience over the allegations. However, MAM reportedly rejected the request.

On September 16, Dedza Airfield Muslim Jammat through their lawyer Brave Mwandira of Messrs Doreen and Cuthbert Lawyers applied for an interlocutory injunction at Lilongwe High court restraining the said defendants from forcing Bena Charity Trust to transfer Sheikh Hussein.

In a consent order which we have seen, Justice Chipao has restrained Bena Charity Trust, MAM, Hannif Kazembe and others from transferring administrator Sheikh Hussein from the institution, Al-Ayaf center, based on the allegations.

Justice Chipao has further ordered that Sheikh Hussein may only be transferred from the institution if found liable for a labour related offence in accordance with the labour laws of Malawi.

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