Late Mzuzu University (Mzuni) vice-chancellor Landson Mhango’s multi-million kwacha compound is under dispute as Mzuzu City Council wants to demolish it because it was allegedly built on a road reserve.
The council approved plans for the house, including the structures earmarked for demolition, before Mhango’s death on September 7 2011.
Since the council demolished part of the fence, his widow Elizabeth Mhango launched a court battle to save the house.
In an interview on Tuesday, she said the council wants the garage and fence demolished even though “the structures were built almost seven metres away from the road” in line with beacons.
She wondered why other compounds that are closer to the road are not being targeted.
“A site plan approved by the same city council clearly indicates that the plot is not in the road reserve. I am having sleepless nights over this issue. I just want justice to be done,” she said.
MCC public relations officer Karen Msiska said the council has deployed a team to verify the situation. n