Malawi’s Minister of Mining in Land Dispute with Community Based Orphanage

Court issues against Malawi Minister Bande: Land dispute

In January, John Bande, Malawi’s Minister of Mining, was accused of taking land from an orphan care centre in Blantyre City East. The dispute has being going on for several years, according to Nyasa Times.

At the beginning of February, the High Court in Blantyre issued a restraining order to prevent Bande from trespassing on Angoni Lonjezo Community Based Organisation orphanage in Blantyre City East. In the middle of the month, the court will hear the injunction the orphan centre is seeking to permanently prevent Bande from encroaching on their land.

For more information on the case, read the story published on Nyasa Times (see link above).

Update 18 February 2013: High Court Judge, Joseph Manyungwa issued a restraining order to the Minister of Mining, Bande, after Bande’s lawyer Elton Jangale of Sacranie, Gow & Company failed to turn up for the inter parte hearing on the interlocutory injunction application made by the Angoni Lonjezo Community Based Organisation’s officials to permanently bar Bande and others from its land

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