More school plots encroached as lang-grabber Mustag ‘untouchable’ for his DPP links

Apart from Livimbo School in Lilongwe’s Area, more public schools have  been encroached by individuals after the plots were dubiously sold,  Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee   has said.

Mustag Mahomed: Arrested by released on bail without charge

The committee’s chairperson Kezzie Msukwa told journalists that their inquiry found  the schools like Chimutu, Chilambula, New Shire and Magwero have also their plots been invaded  by some developers.

Msukwa said other schools in Blantyre were also encroached.

“What is happening at the Ministry of Lands is stinking and we shall ensure  that all bad elements are exposed and brought to book, and all illegal developments shall be destroyed in accordance with the laws,” said Msukwa.

He added: “We have realised that there are more government plots and land allegedly encroached; so we will engage a full throttle investigation.”

Minister of Lands and Urban Development, Symon Vuwa Kaunda conceded that public schools had been targetted in the land-grabbing scams that his ministry is also investigating

But the parliamentary committee said they will also investigate the sale of  plots in new Area 43 in Lilongwe  which were reportedly sold to immigrants.

Police  recently busted a syndicate which run a parallel government lands office in the Capital City by selling land to unsuspecting buyers using fake documents.

However, the matter has stalled as sources at Police headquarters say one of the arrested land-grabber  Mustag Mahomed is “powerful” and cannot face the law.

Mustag is member of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and is seen in public rallies by President Peter Mutharika and the recent one he attended was in Balaka.

“This case will go no where. Mustag is powerful and untouchable. There is more to this land-grabbing scam than meets the eye,” said a top police source.

Mahomed was arrested together with  Chifuniro Simumbe and the lawyer Umahu Mataka whilst the fourth suspect Alex Mawaya is on the run.

“These people transacted and sold plots using fake documents,” said Principal secretary in the ministry of Lands and Urban Development Joseph Mwandidya.

He said six plots were sold by the suspects.

“We have been receiving complaints from people of their plots being sold without their knowledge,” he said.

The principal secretary said the plots include one on plot number 47/1219 which was sold by Mahomed at K300 million whilst Simumbe and Mawaya sold plots on plot numbers Area 43/999, Area 43/998, Area 43/995, Area 43/994 and Area 43/993 at K50 million each.

Also suspected in the ‘landgate’ scam include  Mustak Chotia and Suleman Ismail  who  bought the land dubiously from Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC)  and sold three flats developed there to  Roza Mbilizi of Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).

Chothia and Ismail  have been exposed  by former official at Ministry of Lands and Urban Development,  Flemings Chifombo,  who was  arrested on allegations that they were forging signatures and produce lease documents.

The law enforcers  also nabbed Diverson Mlozi, Rose Ajasi and an Indian Abubooker Istiaq.

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development busted a parallel ‘Lands Office’ in Lilongwe which allegedly transacted and sold plots with counterfeit documents. Seven suspects were arrested in connection with operations of the dubious ‘Lands Office’.

The syndicate has been discovered after President Peter Mutharika had directed the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to attend to a lot of complaints on double land allocations and issuing of illegal certificates and deeds, according to Mwandidya.

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joseph
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joseph

KU ZOMBA ANTHU AKUMANGA NYUMBA MALO A CENTRAL HOSPITAL.WHAT KIND OF A NATION IS THAT WHAT KIND OF THINKING IS THAT YET A FEW WANT SUCH NONSES TO CONTINUE I FOR ONE I WILL CHANGE MY CITIZENSHIP IF THIS NONSES CONTINUES NEXT YEAR.I BETTER BE A CITIZEN OF ANOTHER COUNTRY NOT TO BE PART OF MANMADE SHAMEFUL COUNTRY.

joseph
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joseph

MALAWI IS ON THE VERGE OF CORRUPSE.THOSE WHO THINK EVERYTHING IS WELL.JUST ASK ECONOMICS TRUE ONE THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT WE ARE NOSE DIVING NOW. NKHANI YA MALO NDIKUGULA NYUMBA ZABOMA MOPANDA DONGOSOLO NDIZOMWE TAPINDULA SINCE 1994.FULL OF NONSES A NATION AT ITS BEST.REAL MALAWIANS WILL CHENGE THE STATUS CORE SOON.AMEN

Mu Yao
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These amwenye crooks I don’t think they are true Muslims. They are practising Islam as culture. They have no heart for poor Malawians. That’s why I don’t take the seriously when they engange in charity activities. They come to Malawi with no underwear but they become instant millionaires.

Lomwe
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Lomwe

So, every ‘mwenye’ is a Muslim according to you ? Don’t confuse yourself and others by mixing religion with race … there are Malawians that are Muslims also – your mindset is single tracked – people believe what they want to believe …

Cyprus
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Cyprus

If the President himself grabbed Malawi housing House dubiously at a a cheap plus other plots of land, the dpp cadets are grabbing too coz like father like sons and daughters.

Look at the houses they are building.
If we want to see change, DPP needs to go.

True , kuononga ngati Mbalame yotchedwa Pumbwa.

Mtete
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True. That’s why we say everything else will be rotten if the top, the leadership, is rotten to the core. Because APM/DPP is rotten, the rot trickles down to the offspring. Any wonder the country is in such a mess; and the Indians, Asians of Malawi origin, have capitalised on this because they have the money, most of it ill-gotten through cheap labour they forcibly employ.

Mbwiye
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Mbwiye

Kenzie you seem to be talking too much. Kodi ka filling station kako ka pa jenda kalipo? But one thing that you mcp, utm, pp and fp should know is that dpp mwayesetsa kuti muichotse koma mwalephera. You wanted pipo to be on civil war koma zinavutaso. Amalawi ndi okonda mtendere kwambiri. You have tried every trick in the book but have yielded nothing. Izi zinaoneka ku khothi, no real issues. Ngati ana. By the way, who wants to have a phd yabwino ku chanco? Some of the facts, south korea will nevet go yo war with noryh korea, china… Read more »

Mtete
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Well said TimveZiti.
My view, however, is that things get out of hand if you have weak and greedy leadership. Corruption trickles down if the people entrusted to guide us are corrupt because, like it or not, those below emulate. It becomes almost impossible to stem the vice.
It’s very rare that you have foreigners being included in party policy makers as is the case, we are told, with some Indians in DPP. Is it any wonder our Asians of Malawi origin have become so bold as to belittle even a cabinet minister?

Chiga
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Chiga

The holy Scriptures teach that what a man sows that shall he reap. Corruption is a ‘seed’ that Malawi leadership has been sowing since the advent of multiparty democracy. The political unwillingness to fight against the wide spread ‘sowing’ of this evil seed is what is producing the corrupt harvest. An ex minister of agriculture involved in the Zambian maize purchase scandal that rocked the country ends up being rewarded with other ministerial portfolios instead of ending up in jail. It is a terminal political cancer that has gripped the current government.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

nde poti maso amakhala ali n’ganin’gani mabwanaoso mma ofesimu.
amayambitsa ndio omwe kuti mmwenye adumphe mzele. ati akuthamangila ku ncito. ncito yanjiyo?
as if the pthers on the que got nothing to do..we thought we adopted the british, 1st come 1st served.
WATCH OUT

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

a kachapila michuleni mai ameneyu. tizilongosola apo bii basi pitala wakhalila mazila ngakhale ndiaeni

Iantana
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Iantana

I do not think it is proper to put to blame all these on DPP only, corruption started way back slowly slowly now it has grown… nthawi ya angwazi anthu ankaba koma mochepa (akagwidwa zilango zake zimakhala zothana pompopompo, now we came with ma rights etc anthu angoba anyhow, public offices not being taken care of)