About 3500 Lusaka residents,suing as Sata Villa Community have filed a petition in the Lusaka High Court asking the Court to compel President Edgar Lungu to repossess part of Farm 32a/c and 32a/F and allocate the land to them as Zambians.

The residents led by Gift Ng’andwe of House No. F 194 Chelstone Extension as the first petitioner have sued President Edgar Lungu as the first respondent, the Attorney General as the second respondent,Galaunua Farms Limited and eight other Galaun family members.

In their petition filed in the High Court registry petitioners who are residents of Munali constituency argue that the President is sued as first respondent in his capacity as President of Zambia and is only protected from legal proceedings in respect of anything done or omitted to be done in his private capacity as per article 43(1) of the Constitution of Zambia.

They want the Court to determine that President Edgar Lungu as the first respondent has powers and he should exercise them to compulsorily acquire or reposes the 500 hectares for underutilization and underdevelopment from farm land No.32a/c and farm 32a/f from the Galunia Farms Limited and allocate the same to the 3,511 landless poor Zambians.

They also want the Court to determine that the petitioners have equitable interest in the land in question as owners through adverse possession having been given in 1970 and have occupied the land since then.

The residents who are being represented by Lawyers Rabson Malipenga and Company want the Court to determine in the alternative that President Lungu may relocate the Galunia Farms Limited to any farming block for farming activities.

They argued that the land in question which is not being used and underdeveloped has merely been used for borrowing money from Banks through mortgages, backing this argument with figures and the Banks involved among the ZANCO,Barclays Bank and First Alliance Bank.

They have also submitted that the Galunia Farms Limited despite acquiring these farms for agricultural purposes has abandoned agriculture to be selling land as plots at exorbitant prices to the benefit of the two Galaun families to exclusion of the Zambian people.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Wash-out he has immunity. But bamudelela Uyu President. SATA was a no nonsense president. It makes ALUNGU a weakling and a parrot in a cage frightened. Will he last beyond finishing SATA’s term?

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    • Yes sue him. More lawsuits coming.
      we sue Lungu for accepting position as president, when he new for sure that mu suitcase munalibe kantu.

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    • Sorry my friend, but it’s called Zambians realizing their democratic rights. You have lived under UNIP oppression for eons. You sound bitter Zambians have realized they can get a president that is actually normal. Wait until our astute great debater president Nawakwi takes up office in 2021. Zambia rising.

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    • You are commenting as if you have not read the story. You have missed the point in your quest to always malign ECL.

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  2. Repossess land which is not used for a period of 18 months AND anything in prime areas with lousy nonsensical structures

    Offer it to us African/European people
    Just do it

    Thanks
    BB2014

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  3. The petition doesnt make sense at all.Galuan got that land in the 70s ,just becz lsk population has grown ,citizens /president cant grab a private land just bcz its near the city.yes galuan families have the right to sell plots at any price,those with money will buy and those without can look elsewhere for free or cheaper land.All what Galuan lawyers will say is we have demarcated the said land into plots and they are on the market.

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  4. Amnesty should be given to pipo who were crooked with fake papers, allowing task force to grab land from individuals in the name of correcting is not helping citizens. People acquire lands without knowing that documents are fake,but the Commissioner of lands will normalise offer letters based on the relationship. It should a policy issue, demolishing is being retrogressive. HH proposed to do so. Ba Lungs lead to be remembered. Anyone who knowingly obtains land after the amnesty can be penalised from there on.

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  5. Land belongs to Zambians and cannot be allocated or grabbed by non Zambians, President Egdar Lungu is his position should know that. This happened in Kenya and Tanzania when white people started moving in their territories and grabbing land for tourism. The Masai were chased away from their own homes by their government in order to build businesses for white people who owned corporations. This was a very bad move and up till today the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments are paying compensation for the atrocities they inflicted. Please people, take care of your citizens as they are your people. They are stakeholders and have a right and say to what is rightfully theirs as they are born Zambians. Don’t deny them what is there’s. If the locals want to allow the Galaun family, its up to them.

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  6. Lawlessness at it’s peak. Land grabbers have no interest in the land apart from selling it. Let the President instead lock up these stewpeed cadres.

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  7. Galaun has title to the land and used it for animal grazing now they want to dispose it where is the problem.

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  8. Zambia in AUTO-PILOT MODE and headed for a crush-landing/crush. Our pilot has no clue about how a plane takes off and no knowledge whatsoever on the way to land it but somehow finds himself flighing it with a about 13 million people on board. The main pilot (SATA) died mid-air and ALUNGU offered himself to fly us on, knowing he was drunk and had the inadequacies of landing planes. TWAFWA. RB AND DORA did not land this plane when they had chance to land it, how do you expect to help you land the same plane?

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  9. That’s probably why he is being sued over land because he cannot land a plane. ALUNGU bwelesani ndeke yabene kwamene mwaichosa and go back to CHAWAMA na suitcase yanu.

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    • Why do you hate the President so much? Are you the only intelligent people in Zambia? You are so annoying! And don’t think calculator boy has a magic wand to wave away the troubles of this world

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  10. Surprisingly, a Lawyer has even agreed to represent those suing! Why do some lawyers survive on deceit?

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  11. I feel we need to understand how some of these legal issues work. I have been wondering why we can have one ka person owning almost all Lusaka leaving millions of other residents with nothing. if I was the president, I would grab some of those idle farms and give them to people. there is no way someone can own so much land. are we in Zambabwe where less than 3000 farmers owned 2/3 of Zimbabwe before Robert woke up.

    To the president. the point here is we cant have one person owning so much land as if he is the only one who knows how to farm. we all do. He acquired that land legally yes, but when was that? things are changing. we all need land now. of the 500 hectares me I need only 1 acre, I want to rear pigs and chickens. buying 1 acre will cost me a fortune. Viva ba EL – 2016

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    • the way some people are commenting, this is not just politics. this is reality. what we want as Zambians is to support aLungu implement his vision – equal distribution of land, one Zambia one Nation. Just few weeks ago he appointed that guy to look into the matters of land issues, you man who got appointed, here is where you start from. we want Galunia to stop cutting pieces of land to sell to poor Zambians who have no option but to buy at such prices. why cant he surrender some land to government to be given to Zambians?

      we know he owns that land. but we need to share. infact, he hasn’t been using most of the land, instead he is been selling pieces. it would injustice on him but its justice to many Zambians.

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