Two former members of Magazine Residents Development Committee in Chipata jailed for one year for illegal sell of Land.

Chipata Magistrate Court has sentenced two Magazine Compound former Residents Development Committee, RDC, members to one year two months imprisonment for illegal sell of Land and removing a beacon in Railways area.
Emmanuel Chamango former RDC, Chairperson and his former Secretary Thomas Banda were facing two charges of unlawful removal of a beacon and criminal trespass in Farm number D21, a property of Bela Devine.
Facts of the matter are that on unknown dates but between July, 1st, 2010 to July 18, 2011, the duo unlawfully trespassed and removed the beacon on Bela’s farm, land which is on title.
The two sold plots to several developers who started building illegally in the area.
And when passing Judgement, Magistrate Philip Mpunndu said selling of land illegally is on the increase not only in Chipata but countrywide.
Magistrate Mphundu said innocent people who are eager to develop have continued losing their money in the same way and the sentence should save as an example to would be offenders.

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