Details have emerged of the total value of wealth that former cabinet minister and intelligence czar, Nicholas Dausi, will part ways with as part of a court-sanctioned divorce settlement with former wife Veronica Nyirenda.
The details of Dausi’s property have sent tongues wagging as people are questioning how he amassed such kind of wealth in a short period of time. Blantyre residents remember Dausi as a politician who used to walk from Kanjedza to far places within and outside Blantyre for lack of not only a car but even money for public transport.
A ruling delivered in Matrimonial Cause NO 4452 of 2021 heard before Principal Resident Magistrate, Peter Kandulu, exuded that the couple’s 12-year marriage was adequate evidence to have matrimonial property shared even though Nyirenda was a housewife.
Nyirenda was awarded two houses, one in Kanjedza and another one at Mwanza Boma. Dausi on the other hand was given three houses in Lilongwe (Area 12) and two in Mwanza at Majete Farm and Kunenekude.
The magistrate also awarded her with four motor vehicles; Toyota Ist registration number MN 4554, Toyota Corolla MN 3515, Mitsubishi Pick MN 4682 and Mitsubishi Canter MN 4095. Dausi gets to keep five vehicles; Toyota VX MN 8, Toyota D5 MN 4919, BWM BV 4605, Mercedes Benz MN 462 and Land Rover NHD 1.
The two will also share a flock of livestock with Nyirenda getting 30 cows and Dausi, 75.
The court granted Dausi legal custody of the couple’s three children with an allowance for them to choose which parent to stay with at any particular time.
The couple separated in 2017 over irreconcilable differences of his promiscuity and ill-treatment of his spouse. During the court appearances, in her evidence, Veronica claimed her marriage with Dausi was strained without prospects for restoration of normal marriage.
Dausi, renowned for his pedantic expression during his interviews with the media, served in various top positions under Bingu and Peter Mutharika regimes. He was appointed in the cabinet in several portfolios and later on as Director at National Intelligence Bureau.