The fight between Shareworld Open University (Blantyre campus) and Matindi Business College over Malawi Congress Party building in Blantyre has taken another twist with the former obtaining a court injunction to stop the latter from occupying the premises.
Shareworld had no choice but to seek court intervention on Thursday to enable classes for the weekend.
“Shareworld lawyer Chimwemwe Kalua obtained the injunction stopping Matindi from occupying the premises. Shareworld had to get the injunction because it had classes over the weekend otherwise the students would be stranded,” said a source close to the matter.
The source told Nyasa Times said the matter will go to court for interpartes hearing.
A student at Shareworld said the registrar briefed the students on Saturday about the development and said the university was honouring its bills but there was a misunderstanding with MCP over maintenance of the building.
The registrar, according to the student, said it was high time the university started looking for its premises.
During the weekend one lecturer from Matindi kept coming to the premises and walked aimlessly in the corridors according to our source.
On Monday the two colleges exchanged fire as MCP treasurer Makala Ngozo gave authority to Matindi to occupy the premises on the basis that Sharerworld was not paying bills.