Lawyer Wadi says business to take state to court over demolition of warehouse at Livimbo

Lawyer for businessman whose three warehouses have been demolished Saturday morning on a land sitting Livimbo primary school in Lilongwe by Lilongwe city council say he is to take legal action against the state.

Lilongwe city council this morning brought in heavy construction machinery at Livimbo primary school in the Capital City where it has demolished warehouses at the centre of controversy.
Wadi: Legal action will be taken

Private practice lawyer Shame Wadi – a former Director of Public Prosecutions – has described the action by the council as illegal.

“This issue is already in court. It is in the appeals court. What will happen if the court rules in favour of my client?” said Wadi.

But Lilongwe city council chief executive officer John Chome said the warehouses were constructed without the approval of the planning authority, which is the council.

Those that were renting the warehouses; mostly Indians and Chinese were given just two hours to remove their property from the warehouses.

Government says the businessman encroached the school premises.

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Mphongozidana Ndau
Mphongozidana Ndau
9 months ago

It is very unfortunate in Malawi that we have become too democratic to the extent that proper channels are not being followed anymore and that if Government wants to punish the culprits, we hear of injunctions taken to block the government from acting or bringing sanity. How can we develop as a nation in this way? If this Indian guy built his structure on a wrong site, corrective measures should be taken to correct the situation. Its not an issue for Wadi to say I will defend this and that. It is these greedy lawyers like Mr. Wadi who are… Read more »

National CEO
National CEO
9 months ago

It seems these Asians are now forgetting that this is not their country. They must ask the Europeans, we have survived without donor aid for 10 years. We bow down to nobody.

@potani The Jugde
@potani The Jugde
9 months ago

MUNDIPEZA KU COURT BASI

joseph
joseph
9 months ago

Here I have a problem why the city demolishing the warehouses now what made them not stop construction of the same which they say had not followed their plan.It is the city that is at fault.They just watched the bussinessman constructing those structures under their nose.BRAVO state president for being tough on this issue

Mphwache
Mphwache
9 months ago

As a nation, we must learn to accept authority. The City Assembly of Lilongwe is the rightful owner of the land within the City. And if the City says, “don’t build here”, then follow their decision. On what grounds would this character take the City Assembly to court, using which law?

James
James
9 months ago

You guys cant even build a hut forget buildings and.yet you complain about asians…most of u aren’t even paying taxes its asians that are contributing to the likes of custom duty and vat. Income tax and mbs.
How many people have they employed…
I’ll love it if u ask them to leave to see what u can do.
Like in Zimbabwe growing crops in a bath tub..
Think before u write who is running majority of industries…building structures…etc
Other wise we would only have blue gum trees with birds flying around

Mauritius Thorn
Mauritius Thorn
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Who cares?
Let the blue gum and birds enjoy flying around in the warm heart of Africa and have our flesh air and our peace. Instead of ugly buildings infront of the city and in School yards. Asians have their own country as well… who forced them to come to Malawi and pay tax?

Patriot
Patriot
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Well why don’t they go back to their countries and build the buildings there? We never asked them to come here anyway… When Kamuzu was here, we black Malawians were just fine without the Asians and even if they leave today, we will be fine… Yes our economy will take a hit but humans adapt and we will adapt and make the best of our situation. These Asians are racist and do not respect the owners of the land.. It is time for the citizens to rise and to rise we will..

Bully
Bully
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Regulations and procedures must be followed regardless of ones contribution to society.

Chiyabwe
Chiyabwe
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Most likely a lhomwe benefiting from MRA plunder

mtete
mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  James

So it’s now Asians and not Malawians of Asian Origin? By all means carry out development projects, but legally. Also. ensure your labour is fairly rewarded, not the peanuts you pay your workers. In fact Indians are the meanest employers. I have no problem an Indian buying a plot and develop it. What I am against is someone corruptly acquiring tracks of land for reselling at obscene prices.

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
9 months ago
Reply to  mtete

In all our cities and towns, authority issue construction/building permit is “Council”. If one doesn’t have valid papers, that structure is rendered “illegal” olo utapedza maloya osyasyalika poyankhula, it’s just useless

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago
Reply to  James

AND YOU THINK BUILDING LIKE THE ASIANS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT/INTELLIGENT THING TO DO??

Msambanjati
Msambanjati
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Plenty of land in Pakistani why can’t you go back there and buy it. This is our land and if we can’t develop it our children will do so in future

mtete
mtete
9 months ago

The name Wadi rings a bell. Was he not ACB head at one time? Can’t remember any landmark corruption case to his name. Maybe he will succeed with the Livimbo one.

Ziwoni
Ziwoni
9 months ago

Breaking the building is not only the solution to these malpractices. The council is just dealing with signs and symptoms without addressing the main problems.

Yuem
Yuem
9 months ago

Truth of the matter is, this warehouse has nothing to do with Livimbo School. The real issue is, there was mo approval and the development contravened zoning regulations.

The land on which the warehouses were built was not zoned for warehousing development

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Against government or amwenyewo? Arrest amwenye as they committed offence.

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