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Folha de Maputo
The Pirata restaurant, on Av. Julius Nyerere in the capital of the country, was told yesterday that it must close by order of the 4th section of the Judicial Court of the city of Maputo.
According to a message from the tenant, the court notice, received on Wednesday, stated that they were to vacate the property within 24 hours, although the lease, signed in 2003, reportedly extends until 2019.
“For some time, the property owner has been trying to evict us in order to rebuild. The decision was taken by the 4th civil court in January 2017. Note that the courts are all closed in January and February and only open in March,” the tenant said, quoted by Folha de Maputo.
The information on rebuilding on the Pirata site is apparently correct. Residents’ committees surrounding the property told Folha de Maputo that they had already been told about the start of construction works and the possible inconveniences that may arise.Source: Folha de Maputo