Frederick Chiluba is trying to use force to collect rentals from properties he acquired using Tedworth Properties Inc, a company registered in Panama, which were seized by the state.
This is according to irritated tenants at Alberg Court, a block of flats on Addis Ababa drive in Lusaka which is owned by Tedworth Properties. The tenants, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was very annoying that Chiluba’s agents had now positioned themselves at the flats and were a nuisance.
One of the tenants phoned The Post on Saturday asking reporters to go and see Sonny Mulenga putting up signposts that he was now manager of the properties. The tenants also complained that they had received letters directing them to pay rent to Chiluba’s lawyers, Sunday Nkonde and Co.
“How can we be paying rent to Chiluba after everything we have read in the newspapers?” one of the tenants asked. “We know that Access Financial Service Limited is under Bank of Zambia and some of us are educated enough to understand that until we are notified by Bank of Zambia or Access Financial Service Limited, which is under Bank of Zambia, we cannot deal with anybody else. Imagine, these crooks are now interfering with us when we arrive home. Our visitors are being harassed. This is lawlessness,” the tenant said.