- Zambian journalist Anthony Mukwita was dumbfounded to walk into an almost complete house built by a stranger on his piece of land
- The diplomat shared the news on Facebook, explaining that he had been out of the country for nearly 10 years when he walked back into the shock
- Social media users told him to find the stranger and sell the land to him so that both make their investments worthy
Diplomat and award-winning Zambian writer, Anthony Mukwita, recently came back to his home country after nearly a decade of living abroad.
Mukwita served as the deputy ambassador at the Embassy of Zambia in Stockholm, Sweden, where he was based with his wife Elaine and two children, Lubinda and Lushomo.
As much as he looked forward to a wonderful Christmas season, his mood was dampened when he went to visit one of his pieces of land and found that it had been grabbed.
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Evidently, the unknown individual took advantage of his absence and not only took ownership of the property but also went ahead to start developing it.
"Some wise guy has started and is almost completing building a four bedroomed house. The land is jointly in our name spouse and me. What would you do?" he asked.
Netizens advise him to sell the land
Social media users told the former managing director of the Zambia Daily Mail to look for the owner and sell the plot to him so that both individuals do not lose their investments.
A few, however, opined that he stayed away from his land for so long that it looked abandoned thereby opening it up to repossession and grabbing.
"Resolve by selling him the land at the current rate plus compensation for the inconvenience he has caused so that he doesn't lose his investment as well. Win-win for both parties."
"Thank the person for being generous enough to start building on your behalf. On a serious note though, just sell the person that land considering the fact that you have elsewhere where you can start from."
Fred Kaluwe Milambo
"At least it's a case of someone building on your land. I initially thought it was a case of you sending money back home only to come back and find something different."
For the guy to build that big house it means you haven't been to that place in a long time. Just leave and let him continue.
Man's wives remarried
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 84-year-old Peter Oyuka became an angry man after returning home to find that the wives he abandoned 47 years ago found new men and remarried.
The octogenarian walked out of his Makale village in Malava, Kakamega county, Kenya in 1974 aged 37.
Peter told his people that he was going in search of greener pastures because he needed to take care of two wives and five children, although details of where he was headed and his expected return date were scanty.