Attorney general Chikosa Silungwe has directed that the Department of Human Resource Management immediately reinstate on the government payroll all public officers that were interdicted without pay.
In a memo dated February 4 and copied to the Account General, that we have seen, the chief government legal advisor says ‚Äúregardless of the circumstances that led to the interdiction of the officers, interdiction without pay is illegal‚ÄĚ.
He says his office has been receiving communication from ‚Äúvarious law firms representing public officers who are on interdiction without pay‚ÄĚ.
But some three legal experts we have spoken to this morning are suggesting the AG has erred.
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