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Embattled Abdul Karim Batatawala Loses Corruptly Acquired Museum Of Malawi Land Court Case

Embattled Abdul Karim Batatawala Loses Corruptly Acquired Museum Of Malawi Land Court Case

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Asian businessperson Abdul Karim Batatawala has lost a court battle in which he was demanding about MK407 million from government for being prevented from developing public land he purchased at Mandala in Blantyre. Through his Platinum Investment Limited, Batatawala sued government demanding MK394.7 million for special loss and damage and MKI1.9 million being legal costs after Museums of Malawi stopped him from developing the plot after claiming ownership. The land, on plot number BE 60 at Mandala, was allegedly sold to the businessperson by Ministry of Lands in 2013, but the Department of Museums and Monuments blocked Batatawala from embarking on any construction works. According to court documents in Civil Cause Number 162 of 2018, this publication has seen, Batatawala bought t...