Nkomeshya sued for tresspassing

Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II: File picture

LUSAKA High Court judge Petronella Ngulube is on February 10 expected to deliver ruling in a matter where senior chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II is accused of trespassing.

Last year, Felix Chasha, Charles Chasha, and Margaret Chasha sued chieftainess Nkomeshya (Elizabeth Mulenje) in the Lusaka High Court claiming damages for trespassing on farm 28 in Chongwe.

Chieftainess Nkomeshya is allegedly building a palace on the said land which she claimed was a government project.

Felix and two others stated that they were given the land by their late father Dickson Chasha who lived there until 1991 when he died.

“The plaintiffs are seeking a declaration that the defendant is not entitled to enter, use or build on farm 28 Chongwe,” read the claim in part.

The plaintiffs, who are being represented by Gilbert Phiri, are also claiming aggravated damages with interest.

But chieftainess Nkomeshya later asked the court to struck out the matter saying there was no cause of action because the said land belonged to her.

Chieftainess Nkomeshya had applied that Attorney General Likando Kalaluka be joined to the proceedings on account that construction of the palace was a government project.

Judge Ngulube joined Kalaluka to the case, saying the outcome of the case might have a direct bearing on his office.

         

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