Liquidated Post Newspapers workers have accused Lewis Mosho the Newspapers’ liquidator of subjecting them to endless defamation.
In a statement issued to the media Oliver Chisenga the Staff representative said Mr Mosho should stop treating the Post staff like criminals because they have not done anything wrong in holding on to company vehicles as they wait for their money.
Mr Chisenga said while their record as regards to criminal activities is clean the same cannot be said about thee liquidator who has cases in the courts of law questioning his integrity.
“We have been subjected to endless defamation by the provisional liquidator of Post Newspaper Limited Mr Lewis Mosho. For a long time, we opted to remain silent hoping he would stop.
“We are not crooks or criminals. When it comes to issues of integrity, Mr Mosho cannot compare himself to us. While he has cases in the courts of law questioning his integrity, we have none. As a liquidator of other entities, Mr Mosho is facing accountability litigation. It should not be forgotten that The Post exposed Mr Mosho’ s dealings.
“There is no Post employee who is trying to steal motor vehicles from the company. They have decided to hold on to these motor vehicles, as is normal practice in this country, until their benefits are paid. There are many former government employees at all levels still holding on to government motor vehicles, other property and housing waiting for their benefits to be paid. Our police camps have many retired officers still holding on to government accommodation until their benefits are paid. We will also hold on to these motor vehicles until Mr Mosho pays us what is due to us. This is not theft. If this is theft, let the police officers working with him, those he has hired to become liquidation officers, come and arrest us and take us to court,” he said.
He further asked the liquidator to be more professional in his work as maligning the workers is not part of his duties.
“We know Mr Mosho is working with state agencies on a private or civil matter but this should not give him the right to malign us, insult us every day.
“We are asking him to change his approach and be more professional in his work. Maligning us is not part of the duties of the liquidator, let alone a provisional one. Let there be decency and decorum in this whole undertaking. There are many things that have been done in a wrong way so far. But there should be limits in how low this should go,” he said.
Some workers at the liquidated Post Newspapers are holding on to some motor vehicles claiming that they will only return the vehicles when they are fully paid by the liquidator.