DPP evicted from Balaka council building
The Balaka district council has issued a three months notice ordering former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to vacate the council’s building and pave way for a new tenant. The DPP rented the property for five years without paying rent.
Zodiak has sourced the eviction notice dated August 13, 2012 with reference BK/P/DPP1 signed by District Commissioner Rodrick Mateauma says in part;
"The agreement is with effect November 13th 2012, which means you have been given three months notice to vacate from the facility."
The notice further says; "The council is of the opinion that since one of its mandate is of economic development, it has been felt imperative that Malawi Savings Bank be allocated the same premises and structures."
DPP district governor for Balaka Mr. Francis Mangadzuwa confirmed being served with the notice in an interview with Zodiak online.
"I feel the decision is however politically motivated as the peoples party also eyes the same building, and we are watching closely who occupies it after us," said Mr. Mangadzuwa.
Zodiak has also found that the former ruling party has not been paying rent for the past five years it has occupied the building.
However, the office says former President Bingu wa Mutharika’s brother, Peter, made a payment of 300 thousand kwacha in May this year soon after the death of the country’s leader.