Row over noisy pub Dusk to Dawn: Mandala residents want Blatyre City Council to close it

A popular pub in Blantyre  called From Dusk to Dawn, in the residential area of Mandala Flats which is operated by businessman George Sims has been accused of causing a noise nuisance to neighbours.

Neighbours battle pub From Dusk to Dwan in Mandala residential area over noise nuisance
Kasunda: A deluge of complaints over noisy pub

Residents of Mandala Flats  are complaining of   disruption and have  asked Blantyre City Council (BCC) to close From Dusk to Dawn pub.

“It’s a living nightmare living here,” said one of the residents of Mandala Flats who has signed a petition to  the Blantyre City Council.

“My sleeping pattern has gone out.They noise has just turned up of late,” he added.

In the petition to the council, the residents also argue that the property is not wrongly used as it is not a designated commercial property.

The concerned residents obtained a removal order through Magistrate Peter Kandulu but it was later vacated by Sims’ lawyer Ted Roka through Justice Rowland Mbvundula.

BCC spokesperson Anthony Kasunda confirmed they received a a complaint from residents.

Kasunda said the council gave the owner a notice of closure after finding out that the bar was operating without a licence.

“ We went to the premises to investigate and ordered the owner to close the business after discovering that he had no operating licence,” Kasunda said.

But the bar is still operational despite the owner being ordered to close.

Kasunda said if that is so, that means From Dusk to Dwan pub is  “operating illegally.”

He promised that the council will investigate and “take the necessary action.”

According to lawyer for the pub, Roka their licence will expire in June 2017.

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5 years ago

SOMEONE LABELLED BLANTYRE CITY ASSEMBLY(COUNCIL) A TOOTHLESS BULLDOG. NOW I KNOW WHY. It appears the bar owner is either a friend of some city boss or the responsible is grossly incompetent.

Residents signed a petition and City in one instance wants to investigate and yet in another they say owner has no licence. What happens when he gets once? Bodza ili. Anthu a City of Blantyre mantha What a bunch of incompetents.

The Ear
The Ear
5 years ago

Its a common pratice now in Malawi where councils issue licences to bottle stores opened in residential areas and in residential houses or flats. Visit most residential areas in Malawi life has become a nightmate due to 24/7 noise at night. An indication of corrupt city officials and poor policing. Malawi wa lero kkkkk.

Mudzamva liti
Mudzamva liti
5 years ago

M’ngakhalenso m’ma residential areas mwinamu ukapeza a neighbor choimbira ngati ku bar kumene, ndiye akati ayimbe usana ndi usiku; anthu kuchita kusowa mtendere. Chonde m’manyumbamu tamagwiritsa ntchito zoimbira za m’nyumba not those used for public addressing. Tiyeni tizisiyanitsa.

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