Dr Mujajati has dragged the HPCZ to the Lusaka High Court over the termination of his contract of employment and he is claiming for over K800, 000 as salary from May 2019 to October 2020.
In his legal action, Dr. Mujajati is seeking re-instatement to his position.
He wants HPCZ to pay him over K800, 000 as his salary from May 2019 to October 2020, a period subsisting part of his contract.
According to his statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court Registry, the former Registrar contends that in January this year, health minister Chitalu Chilufya announced his the termination of his contract of employment as HPCZ Registrar.
In November 2018, the Health Professions Council of Zambia under Dr. Mujajati banned CBU from administering the three medical programmes at the institution following failure to meet the laid down standards.
This was after inspections at the University revealed over-enrolment of students, inadequate lecturers, engaging unregistered lecturers practicing without licences, among other violations.
Dr. Mujajati added that the institution exceeded the accepted lecture-student ratio after over-enrolling by 494 candidates for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programs.
This move did not sit well with Dr Chilufya who said it was inhuman for Health Professional Council of Zambia to close down health institutions and schools on “flimsy grounds”.
Dr. Chilufya then removed Dr Mujajati as chief executive officer and Registrar at HPCZ and transferred him to Ndola General Hospital as a consultant.
Dr Mujajati is also claiming for leave days, damages for loss, inconvenience and mental stress among other reliefs.