Court grants Blantyre City Council  powers to enforce stop orders on Zinkhoswe, bridal showers  in residential areas

The court has granted Blantyre City Council (BCC) the mandate to stop people from conducting ceremonies like weddings, engagements and bridal showers in residential areas.

Kasunda:  PR Manager Blantyre City: The court has confirmed that the Council has the mandate

Kasunda: PR Manager Blantyre City: The court has confirmed that the Council has the mandate

According to BCC’s Public Relations Manager, Anthony Kasunda, the issue was put on a temporary halt because there was an injunction stopping BCC from enforcing the order.

“There was an injunction which the court has decided on. The court has confirmed that the Council has the mandate to enforce stop orders of such events in residential areas,” he pointed out.

Kasunda  said the Council is in the process of addressing grievances raised by those that took it to court in terms of how they can comply with the stop notices.

“The Council will be issuing fresh notices shortly after all is said and done,” he said.

Kasunda said the Council has enforcement mechanisms in place and that the expectation of the council is that the owners will comply with the law in the wake of the determination of the court.

On  April 30, 2015, Blantyre City Council issued a stop notice which said that the Council had noted with great concern the increase in the number of houses being turned into arenas of public ceremonies such as weddings, engagements and bridal showers.

“The Council, therefore, hereby notifies members of the general public and Blantyre residents in particular, that holding of weddings, engagements and bridal showers and other public ceremonies in residential areas is prohibited,” reads the stop notice in part.

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muonosile v
Guest

This is great and again other churches are operating in houses as such they make a lot of noise with their noisy speakers forgeting they are in residencial areas. BCC pls act on this too.

Mr.Bambo
Guest

Mai Kalele,Mai Kautsire ali madzi.

PP Litete
Guest

Naperi is now becoming a market place ..starting from Kudya all the way to kamba bridge it’s becoming dirty n nasty coz of those un planned furniture shops

Ade
Guest

WHAT ABOUT FUNERALS?

zangaphe
Guest

Nanga uyu wa ma garage a mu Ndirande New Lines yu bwanji. Is that not a residential area?

Chindere
Guest

Our country yomvetsa chisoni. We have this road mombo road next to presidential palace sanjika. Earth road till todate. An eyesore and thats where our elites live. What impression do we give kwa alendo a ku sanjika? A city muchitepo kanthu. Use resources carefully osati policing zinkhoswe. Asiyeni anthu anjoye mumakomo awo

KINGS
Guest

This is a very welcome development. I have got my neighbor who hosts birthday parties every month. He puts his very loud speakers very close to my bedroom due to the small size of the space at his house. This annoys me very much and had it been that I am renting the house, I could have already shifted to another house by now. But unfortunately, it’s my own house. Go! Go! BCC.

Chindere
Guest

Implications of this directive. No house parties too

Che Wanimiliyoni
Guest
Bravo Blantyre. Show the other cities good zoning and town planning practices we inherited from the colonial masters. Respect your neighbor! Not in other cities where you run for cover from your own neighbor in strange regalia. Some political forces are trying to pull down Blantyre city like what happened in Zimbabwe where Bulawayo a once biggest and industrial town is now a shadow of itself. But they wont succeed. Some would like us to believe Blantyre is not the biggest city in this country but I beg to differ. Match head to head the squatter areas of Ndirande vs… Read more »
Samsung Nokis
Guest

THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY BRAVO FOR HERE, WHY CAN’T THE COURT GRANT BCC A GO AHEAD TO HAD RED STAR IN OPERATION? MUKUOPA AMWENYE APA NKUMALIMBANA NDI TIZINKHOSWE…..MA COURT OPUSA KWABASI…..ZA ZIII

OPHIRI
Guest

BCC FIX ALL POTHOLES/FIX ALL SIGNS ON OUR ROADS/ FIX ALL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
WE NEED EMERGENCY SERVICES IN OUR TOWN OSATI ZAUTSILU ZA MA BRIDAL
SHOWERS SHATAPU

Samsung Nokis
Guest

Sure…..I agree with u….amakonda kukhala mma court nkumapanga tima decision topepela anthuwa……..ikuwakanika operation red star apa….akulimbana ndi tizinkhoswe ndi bridal shower…..vuto lokhala ndi ma priorities ozondoka ndilimenelo. Kagweseni nyumba zonyasa ntowunimu……RED STAR…..

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