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St Augustine University of Tanzania
Faculty of Law

LAND LAW II - SLW 322

Course Coordinator: George Mwaisondola
Tutor: Norah Kawiche
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Reference:

JAMES, R.W. Land Tenure and Policy in Tanzania. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, 1971.

JAMES, R.W. and FIMBO, G. M. Customary Land Law of Tanzania, A Source Book. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, 1973.

MEGARRY, R. A Manual of the Law of Real Property. 7th ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 2003.

MEGARRY, R. and WADE, W. The Law of Real Property. 6th ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 2000.

RIDDAL, J. A. Land Law. 7th ed. London: Butterworths, 2003.

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THE RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY (cont.)

VII Extinction of Interests in Land
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1. Limitation of Actions

Law of Limitation Act, No. 10 of 1971, now Cap 89 (T).
Limitation of Actions Act Cap 22 (K)
Limitation Act 1959 Cap 80

Length of period
Running of time
When time begins to run
Postponement of the period
Starting time running afresh
Effect of lapse of time.

Cases

Ahmed Abdulkarim v. Member for Lands and Mines [1958] EA 436. Tayebali Adamji Alibhai v. Abdul Hussein Adamji Alibhai [1938] 5 EACA 1. Peter Wanyoike Gathure v. A. Beverly [1965] EA 514;
Salim v. Boyd & Anor. [1971] EA 550;
Hosea v. Njiru & Anor [1974] EA 526 (K).
Wangwe Muhere v. Mogaya Chacha (1972) HCD n. 137.
Shivji v. Pellegrini (1972) HCD n. 76.
H. J. Stanley & Sons v. D. T. Dobie & Co. 1974 LRT n. 51.

Customary Law (Limitation of Proceedings) Rules 1963, G.N. No. 311 of 1964, James and Fimbo (1973): p. 551.

Cases
Phillip Mtusha v. Stephen John, James and Fimbo (1973): p 533. Kataso Kabondola v. Mulongo, James and Fimbo (1953): p537.
Boniface Muhigi v. Philemon Muhigi, James and Fimbo (1973): p 557. Omolo s/o Omolo v. Okengo s/o Obuto, (1968) HCD n.329, James and Fimbo (1973): p 556. Paskazia d/o Bwahama v. Aloys Cyrilo (1967) HCD n. 117.

Mukyemalila and Thadeo v. Luilanga (1972) HCD n. 4;
Robert s/o Mwamaso v. Mwangwala s/o Mbyuta (1969) HCD n. 13. Stephania Byabato v. Francis Lwehabura & Anor. 1974 LRT n .25. Kamando Kimatare v. Edward Manedi 1978 LRT n. 47.
Sweya Seleli v. Shilingito Bombasa 1978 LRT n. 48.
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2. Abandonment

Land Act, No 4 of 1999, Cap 113, section 50
Village Land Act, No. 5 of 1999, Cap 114, section 45

Reference:

James (1971): pp. 284-287

Cases
Iddi Juda Omari v. Abdallah, James and Fimbo (1973): 570;
Alimohamed Damji v. Gudka, [1953] EACA 73, James and Fimbo (1973) p. 572 Nyagobore Ginonge v. Chagha Gasaya, (1968) HCD n. 409, James and Fimbo (1973) p. 575 William Mwanukuzi v. Mhonyiwa Sozi 1975 LRT n. 11

Hemed Said v. Mohamed Mbilu [1984] TLR 113
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3. Revocation of the Right of Occupancy

Who has power to revoke?
Land Ordinance section 10 (1) (2);
Land Act section 48 (3), 49 (1).

Notice to the occupier:

DIRECTOR OF LANDS AND MINES v SOHAN SINGH
(1952) TLR 63, Fimbo, p. 235.

PREMCHAND NATHU & CO v. LAND OFFICER
[1960] EA 941, Fimbo, p. 241.

NB: two cases relevant in comparison between right of occupancy and a lease.

Land Act Part VI Sub-Part 4, s. 44 – 50.

Breach of condition – s. 44, 46;
Rent: s.50;

Revocation: s. 45, 47, 48, 49;

Liability to revocation: s. 45 (1);
Good cause: s. 45 (2);
Public interest: s. 45 (3);
Revocation of the right of occupancy for good cause

Land Ordinance section 10(1)
Land Act section 45(2)

PATMAN GARMENTS INDUSTRIES LTD v. TANZANIA MANUFACTURERS LTD [1981] TLR 304; Fimbo, p.420.

Revocation of the right of occupancy in the public interest

Land Ordinance s. 10(2), added by Act No. 28 of 1970; History. Land Act s. 45 (3); 45 (3).

AGRO INDUSTRIES LTD v. ATTORNEY GENERAL
[1994] TLR 43.
Revocation...
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