Sheriffs last week impounded some household property belonging to Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Clement Chiwaya at his residence in Lilongwe for failing to pay a debt amounting to slightly over K4 million.
Chiwaya is also a Member of Parliament for Mangochi Central.
Judiciary Spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed in an interview with The Daily Times yesterday that the sheriffs did swoop on the Second Deputy Speaker.
Chiwaya did not pick up our calls until we went to press, yesterday.
But according to Mvula, Chiwaya owes three different individuals various amounts of money, hence the confiscation of the property to force him to settle the bill.
“He owes a Mr Mbuluko K500, 000, another person a Mr Chabulika K3 million and Phillip Lazaro K800, 000. The cases came before the court and the court granted warrants of execut ion effect ivel y sanctioning the confiscations,” said Mvula.
Mvula added that the Second Deputy Speaker has so far managed to pay back K3 million and has made a commitment to settle the balance by tomorrow.
Said Mvula: “The property has since been returned to him after he made the first payment. We are now waiting for the balance and we hope he will live up to his word and settle the balance.
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