KHALIF Real Estates Limited has threatened to sue the Ndola City Council for giving out plots on its land which is on title.
However, Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga has disclosed that Kalif (Somali National) was the rightful owner of the land.
The land in question is been claimed by a freedom fighter Lighton Nkonde who said it was given to him by late President Lvey Mwanawasa.
Last week, Bwana Mkumbwa Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda said it was foolishness to demolish structures belonging to the Zambian people.
The local people have built on the land claiming they have documentation from the Ndola City Council who they allege gave out plots on the said land.
But according to documents obtained, the land in question is plot number 10649 Industrial areas belonging to Khalif Real Estates Limited.
“With reference above to the above, I enclose and duly endorsed form in rest to Khalif Real Estate Company for your attention and action. the stand was allocated to them at its meeting held on 10th December 2011, under minute number 100/11/11, “ the letter read in party addressed to the chief lands officer by then town clerk Charity Mpande.
And Mr. Chisenga disclosed that his office had engaged the young freedom fighter Lighton Nkonde, who is claiming ownership of the land in question, but failed to produce title to support his claim.
He said the only document the freedom fighter produced was a letter from an officer who previously worked for the local authority but had since been transferred.
“There is no document to support that he (Nkonde) was awarded land by former late President Mwanawasa but only a letter written to him by an officer called Samamba. Documentation at the council indicates that Kalif is the rightful owner and he bought it from the previous area councillor who is former Mayor for Ndola Davis Chiwala.In Zambia, we respect title, let the man produce evidence that he was given land by the late President,” Mr Chisenga said.
And Kalif, has continued to complain that the local authority has continued to issue letters of offer to the land in question.
He has threatened to sue the Ndola City Council for trespass, if the council continues to sale plots on his land.
He has also wondered when did the council start giving out land in the industrial area where there are garages.