The Reserve Bank of Malawi says it is still pursuing a court case against Z.Allan Ntata, who served as late president Bingu wa Mutharika’s legal advisor, for failure to pay up rentals of a flat from the bank between 2010 and 2012.
The central bank dragged Ntata to court for defaulting payment amounting to MK630, 000.
The case stalled as Ntata left Malawi for UK since the death of Bingu wa Mutharika in 2010 and only returned last week after President Peter Mutharika took over power.
Lawyer for Reserve Bank, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, confirmed that Ntata has a case to as he failed to pay rent for the Flat 11/35/06 located in Lilongwe as per contractual obligation he had entered into.
Nyirenda said the consequence of not settling the bill are that “interest would accrue heavily.”
Reserve Bank also want Ntata to pay damages for breach of contract; compensation for cost of putting the flat in good repair and tenable condition as well as costs for court.
But Ntata denies knowing anything to do with the said tenancy agreement, according to Daily Times.
And when the paper pressed him to explain as he even paid K800, 000 around February 2012 according to record, he insisted: “I don’t know anything about that.”