Saki surprised LCC is claiming Baobab land

LUSAKA lawyer Sakwiba Sikota says it is surprising that the Lusaka City Council (LCC) is claiming Bantu Capital Corporation’s Baobab land when the local authority itself approved the company’s plans.

And Bantu Capital Corporation Zambia Limited managing director Mohamed Abdelfattah Abdelmguid Salama has advised the LCC to repossess some other piece of land in Baobab area.

The LCC is seeking President Michael Sata’s intervention to get back the Baobab land leased out to Bantu Capital Corporation, where Sikota is a shareholder.

Documents in The Post’s possession have revealed that Rupiah Banda’s government leased out 189 hectares of the Baobab land to Sikota and his partners from Egypt.

But Sikota said Bantu Capital Corporation had taken the state to court.

“It is a sick joke. The council has got approved plans, they have approved what Bantu is doing.