Zamtel sues Lusambo over unpaid rentals

 Zamtel sues Lusambo over unpaid rentals

By Maimbo Mweemba
Zamtel has sued Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo for failure to pay rentals for a house in Ndola.

Zamtel has told the court that Mr Lusambo has become a problematic tenant and that the company does want him to continue as its tenant.

The Company is also demanding K590,000 exclusive of withholding tax which Mr Lusambo has not allegedly paid despite been reminded.

This is according to the Affidavit in Support of originating notice of motion filed in the High Court.

According to the document Mr Lusambo said that he used K2, 050, 327. 80 to renovate the same house which money should have been credited to his rental account.

Mr Lusambo also requested Zamtel to sell him a house on Kabelenga Road in Ndola.

This is because he invested in the property and that his family had become emotionally attached to it.

But Zamtel refused saying this request was not feasible.

The company said that the demand by Mr Lusambo to be given back the money which he used to renovate the house cannot be considered.

Zamtel said this is because it did not agree that Mr Lusambo should use his money to renovate the house.

It said Mr Lusambo has never paid rent from the time he started using the house despite been reminded to do so.