Maranatha Academy kicked out despite paying K240m for 10 years lease

Despite leasing his school premises to Maranatha Academy for 10 years and having getting the agreed money amount to K240 million, Elvis Nserebo went ahead kicking out the school premises by forcing a secret sale to Blantyre Synod.

Nyasa Times understands that two weeks ago, some officials from Blantyre Synod came to Maranatha Academy (Matindi Boys Campus) to ask if they can buy the school.

Maranatha Academy Managing Director, Ernest Kaonga addressing the press.

However, Maranatha Academy enlightened them that they leased the place from Matindi for a period of 10 years with the money already being paid to the owner Nserebo.

Nyasa Times have in its custody the documents where the two sides, Maranatha and Matindi signed with money already paid.

However, Nserebo, who is reported in financial crisis is trying to offer the school premises to other people despite knowing he has an agreement with Maranatha.

Nyasa Times also understands that Nserebo engaged lawyers to ask sheriffs to invade the premises in order to frustrate Maranatha Academy and disturb the students.

Nserebo using Sheriffs, he has evacuated the students at Matindi campus.

When contacted, Maranatha Academy Managing Director, Ernest Kaonga confirmed that some officials from Blantyre Synod came to their school asking if they can buy the school.

He said that at that time he was in Lilongwe and that he had to rush to Blantyre to meet the officials.

“I explained to them that the premises were leased to us for 10 years and that we paid money to the owner (Matindi),” said Kaonga.

He said it was unfortunate that Matindi is behaving as if there was no any agreement.

Briefing the media on Friday at Cross Roads Hotel in Blantyre, Kaonga said on Monday the courts will hear both sides and that for the meantime the students are safe.

“We have booked them at White Village and l have to assure the parents that their children, who are also my children are safe,” he said.

Kaonga also clarified on rentals, showing the media documents where the K240 million for 10 years to use Matindi premises was fully paid.

“I will not talk much because the issue has been left in the hands of my lawyers. But l have to express my dissatisfaction in how the sheriffs handled the children at school.

“It was scary as some who are sick were harshly chased out of the premises,” said a visibly disappointed Kaonga.

However, Nserebo could not be reached for his side of the story.

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Nyusesi
9 months ago

Maranatha is a syndicate. Kawonga is a mafia. He overcharges school fees and declines to pay rent. All his schools are in terrible rental arrears. Kawonga is a smart thief. Shame!!!

nsabwe
nsabwe
9 months ago

Talipila 400 pin za two wks kuti ana a maeso aphuzile. Nde mutitani makolofe

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
9 months ago

Osangomanga yanu bwanji 240 munakatha kumanga ma class ndi ma hostel.

Wan
Wan
9 months ago

Ayaya school yabhoo ija 6points wil not come this year what adesturbance

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

FUNSO KWA EVANGELIST ERNEST KAONGA OWNER OF MARANATHA ACADEMY.

Ma Landlord onsewa ngoipa?

1. Nsanje: Maranatha Institute of Education, munachoka movutana.
2. Keza office park: Maranatha International Academy, munachoka mwa milandu.
3. Nkhotakota: Maranatha Liwaladzi Academy, munamusiya pa dzuwa Landlord mpaka mwini malo kulanda ma certificate a wana from MANEB.
4. Chileka: Maranatha Boys Academy, munachoka mutagumula zinthu.
5. Matindi: Maranatha Boys Academy, mwini wake matindi wakana muchitidwe wonyasa uwu.

Ndinu Mlaliki wa Seventh Day Adventist Church, mukanasintha atsogo.

Analyst
Analyst
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Zoona, something wrong with Maranatha

Changes
Changes
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

People who knows kaonga know that he is a crook manipulator hes been banned from accessing loans in most banks n micro companies always rush to media to buy empathy katapila ntaunimu sinkhani and I feel sorry for nserebu coz he will eventually pay him in compensation he is good at suing people on this remember FDH bank paid him money coz of the same scenario

nsabwe
nsabwe
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

A Boma aziwafufuza Kae eni ma private schools wa. Nanga taonani ana angocoka Ku lockdown .

Wan
Wan
9 months ago

Kkkkkkk why giving problems after pocketing 240 million maranatha tangomugulani

George
George
9 months ago

Thus Elvis ndiovuta kuteleku ndi nsanje chifukwa anakanika kuyiyendesa school ija he is not seeing future because wanyambita zonse za 10 years pa ground patelela

Edward
Edward
9 months ago

Komakumeneko zathapo wadyapo kuiona ten years mmmmmm or ndili ine period yatalika kkkÄ·kkk

Nzerunchuma
Nzerunchuma
9 months ago

Nserebo ngokonda ndalama. Not surprising he is behaving like a savage like this.

cairo
cairo
9 months ago

Much as we are nit well informed from both sides, this kind of act is barbaric, uncalled for in a new Malawi. The synod should not buy the school, they will find themselves in a tangled web of deception. How can this Nserebo do such a thing and taking Sheriffs to kick out the students, nooo. The best way was to offer the occupants first and if they accept to buy it, agreements be made. Otherwise, this is uncalled for behaviour by Nserebo,

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