The Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) has confiscated property and closed the house of parliamentarian for Mulanje South Bon Kalindo at Mulanje Boma due to rental arrears amounting to K1.2 million.
MHC officers were escorted by police to undertake the operation on Wednesday.
An anonymous source from MHC said Kalindo has been uncooperative to settle the housing bills despite several reminders.
“The property will be in custody of MHC for a period of 30 days and if the MP does not settle the bills, the the property will be auctioned,” said the officer.
The property included music equipment, clothes, beddings, and chairs.
While confirming the development, Kalindo said he had paid K600, 000 of the K800, 000 rental dues.
“I have been reliably informed that MHC has been influenced by some politicians to take this action,” alleged Kalindo.
Kalindo, who ditched the ruling DPP and joined the United Transformation Movement (UTM) said MHC could have communicated to him through writing of the intended action.
“I had a lot of property in my house, including bales of blankets, which I was planning to distribute to my constituents,” said Kalindo.