IN THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COURT OF MALAWI
MATTER NO. IRC 347 OF 2004
KALIGOMBA . APPLICANT
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS LTD . ... RESPONDENT
CORAM: R. Zibelu Banda (Ms); Chairperson
Kanyenda of Counsel for the respondent
Upon hearing the applicant; the court finds that the cause of action arose in 1997. The applicant did not take up action until December 2004 after expiry of six years. A claim of contractual nature such as this claim must be instituted within six years of the occurrence of the cause action
This action is caught by the Limitations Act. It is statute barred. It is accordingly dismissed.
The applicant may try to lodge this claim with the Office of the Ombudsman, which office is mandated to investigate issues of maladministration that may not be entertained in a court of law such as this case.
MADE IN CHAMBERS this 18th day of November 2005 at BLANTYRE.
R Zibelu Banda (Ms.)