Lamasat evicts 110 families

Lamasat evicts 110 families

By FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka
EMOTIONS of desolation can vividly be seen on their faces as they stare at today’s deadline to vacate the houses they have occupied for many years.
The houses involved are 48 and the families are 110. They are mostly former workers of TAP Zambia, the roof-making company whose problems were compounded following the closure of the asbestos mines in Zimbabwe – the source of its raw materials for the asbestos it was manufacturing.

The houses and land they are occupying were purchased by Alasia Construction Limited, a subsidiary of Lamasat Investment, about six years ago. It is Alasia which gave them the deadline of today to vacate the houses.
But few of them have moved as they have been hoping that the new owner of the houses and land will have a change of heart and offer them the opportunity of buying the houses at an agreed price.
They tried to go to court but without money to bribe judges, they lost the case and told to go to their villages.
DAILY MAIL

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    Steve 2 weeks ago

    Why were the houses NOT sold to the sitting tenants? 

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    This is of course a sad development because we’re dealing with human beings here and not worn out tyres. But there’s nothing forever. Did management not know about what was happening to the supply of asbestos? Why couldn’t they diversify to making roofing out of other materials? Materials science has really moved on and the engineers at TAP Ltd could hv come up with a plan together with their financial people to source loan funds to finance diversification agenda.

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    Very good news, we Keep voting for PF and they get money from the corrupt as hell, lamasat, sounds good
    The evicted will still vote for PF.