ABOUT 2,000 Lusaka residents have sued Galaun Holdings seeking an order of interim injunction restraining the farm owner from fencing off the land.
They are also demanding to know the boundary of the land.
This is according to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court by Gift Ng’andwe and 2,000 others.
The plaintiffs have been pursuing a piece of land between Mutumbi cemetery and Ngwerere farm areas in Chamba Valley through the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
They claim that they engaged the ministry to establish the boundary of the land with Galaun Holdings but that nothing tangible has come forth.
The plaintiffs further claim that at a meeting with Munali member of Parliament Nkandu Luo, Chelston police officer-in-charge, local Patriotic Front officials and a Mr Galaun, it was resolved to establish the boundary of the land in question.
“The community members were surprised that without the involvement of the plaintiffs, the defendant brought the bulldozer to clear the land with a view to putting the game fence without resolving its extent and that of the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC).
They claim that Mr Galaun had assured the people interested in the land that he would sell half of his land and that they were surprised that police arrested people from the nearby community and those who were merely interested in acquiring the land.
The plaintiffs are claiming for an order to determine the extent and boundary of Galaun Holdings farmland, an interim injunction to restrain the company from erecting a fence around the area until verification of the boundary of the land.
They also want an order that the commissioner of lands offers the plaintiffs plots if the land is found to belong to the NRDC.