Local business man Rajan Mahtani says appropriate action will be taken against former president Levy Mwanawasa’s daughter Miriam for libel.
Miriam posted an article on Facebook claiming that Dr Mahtani wants to inherit their farm in Masaiti District on the Copperbelt province.
But a statement issued by the Mahtani group of companies explains that though Dr Mahtani had an interest in Finance Bank, that bank was sold to Atlas Mara which took over all assets and liabilities.
The statement said that Dr Mahtani had a personal and professional relationship with late president Levy Mwanawasa even before he became president and that relationship has continued between the two families despite the death of Mwanawasa.
‘It is therefore, defamatory, scandalous and malicious for Miriam Mwanawasa to accuse Dr. Mahtani of wanting to ‘inherit’ their family property, and appropriate action will be taken in due course,’ read the statement.