The High Court in Blantyre has thrown out an application by National Bus Company in which the company was seeking judicial review, in a matter the company was claiming ownership the over country’s bus terminals and workshops, which were owned by the defunct Shire Bus Lines Limited.
In the matter, National Bus Service Company which is a subsidiary of Mulli Brothers Holdings Limited was challenging Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development which intended to take-over management of the country’s bus depots.
During the Democratic Progressive Party rule, Mulli Brothers stretched out their influence willy-nilly across state enterprises as was the case with the takeover of the bus firm.
In a court order we have seen, Judge Mandala Mambulasa has dismissed the claimant’s petition slapped with costs.
Following the ruling says local councils now have full control of properties previously owned by Shire Bus Lines Limited.
Some of the bus depots that were taken by Mulli include Wenela, Lilongwe, Mzimba and Mzuzu bus depots.
This is another blow to Leston Mulli who has been sponsoring anti-government demonstrations as way of forcing survival at a time he has been squeezed for his misdeeds during the DPP rule.