DPP MP Kalindo accused of land grab in Malawi tea-growing Thyolo

Thyolo West parliamentarian Charles Mchacha has strongly crticised comedian-turned-politician Bon Kalindo, who is also Mulanje South East parliamentarian, for bringing confusion in his district over commercial land.

MP Kalindo; At the centre of land controversy

MP Kalindo; At the centre of land controversy

 Nyasa Times has established that Kalindo has been mobilizing the people of tea growing district of Thyolo to stand up against commercial land owners and occupy the land which he argues “rightfully belongs to them.”

But Mchacha said that Thyolo legislators recently met and “will not allow him to confuse the people of Thyolo.”

Mchacha added, during a meeting he addressed at Mankhamba Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Thomas of Thyolo, that what Kalindo is doing is “uncalled for” and that as bona fide citizens of Thyolo they will not condone his behavior.

“Kalindo has no power to cross district boundaries and come to Thyolo to mobilize people to occupy tea estates. You [the people of Thyolo] should not do what he is saying because he does not have your interests at heart.”

Mchacha further branded Kalindo, who is also DPP deputy spokesman, as an opportunist.

“He is not leading by example [as an MP] by agitating for land occupation. Issues of land are complicated. Kalindo should have used his influence as an MP to review the laws not this.”

But Kalindo was adamant.

“I will not relent on my call for justice. People of Thyolo and Mulanje were robbed of their land and have been suffering in their own country to accommodate exploiters,” said Kalindo.

Malawi’s tea industry, started by colonial masters in the 1800s, occupies thousands of hectares believed to have been grabbed from natives. The industry is also one of the most productive in the world.

In 2014, rose to 8.2 million kilograms, according to Global Tea Digest publisher Rajesh Gupta.

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50 thoughts on “DPP MP Kalindo accused of land grab in Malawi tea-growing Thyolo”

  1. please says:

    Muluzapo ntchito Winiko akudya zimbabwe atathamangitsa azungu zinthu zidasokonekera mpaka pano. Tea is the third after Tobacco,sugar it is better to avoid these things ,please know that all land belongs to government not individuals ,that is why you can be moved at any time despite having stayed for over 500 years.

  2. cosmas felix chipojola says:

    Kwa adzungu munthu wakhungu lathu la ku Africa sangakhale ndi malo ochuluka motero ndipo amalandila chipepeso pa milandu ngakhale ya dzaka 100 zapita and zimatheka. Dziko lopanda ID, anthu amangotenga kalikonse mene afunila like Chambo, Mbewu ndi zinthu zina zochuluka. Kodi ku England ungatenge maluwa kubwera nawo ku Africa kapena ungapedzeke ndi farm yayikulu ngati EPM? Lets support Hon. Kalindo ngati uli ndi mantha uzingowapempherera kuti zonse zichitike. Tisasapote ndalama zomwe tikuhongedwa nazo kuti chilungamo chife.

  3. angoni says:

    Point of correction. T/A Tomasi not Thomas. Dzinali ndi spell yake imeneyo si chiyankhulidwe

  4. Clement says:

    we need landreform here in MALAWI

  5. Charlie Hebdo says:

    You came in 1914 from Mozambique, got employment in tea estates and claim the land was your ancestors’ My foot! Go claim your ancestors’ land in Ulongwe Mozambique.

  6. Chief says:

    Kodi mmesa nose ndinu ma m.p a dpp? Nde mukukangana dziyani apa?
    Zikungosonyezeratu kuti ka chipani kanuko kalibe mwambo.

  7. Clement says:

    I think kalindoyu anthu sakumumvetsa bwino,dzikolino makolo anthu analandidwa malo mwakhanza ndipo palibe analandilapo
    ngati chipepeso,ndiye MR KALINDO sikuti akulakwayi anthu amenewa anayenela to be compesed, thyolo,mulanje,anthu anangowakunjika ngati timilu tausipa
    malo wonse azungu anagawana
    dziko silimachuluka koma anthu ndiamene tikuchulukana,alandile chipepeso basi

  8. marin says:

    That’s absolutely madness and if the pple of thyolo and mulanje go ahead with such stupidty, we also the ppof mangochi and machinga will mobilize ourselfs chasing away all those who came from mulanje and thyolo in the namae of kuzigulira malo, they too grabbed the yao land. Mapiko

  9. Khongoni Boy says:

    Ine Nkhani Za Alhomwe Zimandinyasa Kwabasi

  10. Enidziko says:

    Comrade Winiko doing it in the Comrade-Robert-Gabriel-Mugabe style. Is this the messiah people of Mulanje and Thyolo have been waiting for? Winiko yemweyo kuti wawawa!

  11. fkr says:

    what do you expect from a clown

  12. KULI MALO KUNO KU KASUNGU BWERANI KUNO ABARE OPANDA POKHALA INU !!

    CHITUKUKO NDI CHIMENECHO ???

    OLO ATAKUPATSANI MALOWO MULI NDI NDALAMA KAPENA MPHAMVU ZOKIMILA INU ??

    ANZANU KU ZIMBABWE ZIKUWAVUTATU

  13. Careful Banda says:

    This man has something wrong in his head

  14. Peter Nangwale says:

    Bvuto losankha u MP masavege ndilimero. Kalindo ndi wosokonedza. Kodi inu anthu aku Mulanje ndi Thyolo mungathe kupereka nsonkho ku Boma m’mene ma estates amaperekera? Mufuseni Mugabe ku zimbabwe lero wayamba ku zindikira kuti analakwisa pothamangisa azungu ku ma estates. Dziko la Zimbabwe kuli njala yokhayokha, akugwirisa ntchito madola a America ngati ndalama zawo mudzikomo m; malo mogwirisa Zimbabwe Dollars. za chisoni kwambiri. Chenjerani nayeni kalindo akulowesanbi ku dzenje amaneyo.

  15. Patriot says:

    E. Samala naye winiko, Akulodza. kikikiki

  16. Mchacha atha kuoneka ngati wa mkonono lero,koma khulupilirani mbuli ndi winikoyi,malo mutha kulanda koma kodi mwakonzeka kuzalimbana ndi zokhoma zmene zngabwere kamba kotenga malowa,inde nzoona malowadi ndi athu,koma tikuyenera kuonesetsapo kuopela pa mawa.kwa ine sitingangolanda malo ndikupeleka kwa anthu oti

  17. Mbolo says:

    Thats my man…. go konko. mwana mulomwe samaopatu

  18. Asawiluntha says:

    Winiko oyee! Winiko oyee! Winiko oyee,how many times have I said this , 3 times ,watch out Mchacha and oppressors,its awake up call. Invite all the concerned pple and hear from them what they want,winikos or Mchachas,then u wll build good case than kukangana pa misonkhano

  19. Mphwiyo says:

    Winiko ndi mamuna mchacha akuchepera kwambiri.

  20. Avicenna says:

    Wagwa nayo Winiko ukufuna unduna(Minister)

  21. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Kodi a Boni Kalindo anafika standard five?
    Angofuna malo oti azitambapo basi.

    Most Malawians cannot harvest from small land. They depend on government to give them fertilizers and seeds. They can’t just do it.

    If you give them land it be underutilized,anyway.

  22. Mphepo Zinai says:

    Kalindo is just an opportunistic idiotic buffon. His forefathers the Lomwes were in Mozambique then. They only illegally settled in Malawi after 1915. Go to hell!!

  23. Galu WA galu says:

    Chako ndi Chako. Katengeeeee!

  24. tuvi says:

    what you stupid lomwes shud know is- malawi is not your country, u r Mozambicans. you came to Malawi in early 1901 but boz you like kuchindana kwambiri you have multiplied so quickly. muzipita kwanu agalu inu

  25. Mwama Du says:

    Winiko has a very good sense out of his nonsense.

  26. patrickmulepa says:

    Mr kalindo, can you do research on lives of ppo who are living close to tea estates and those living away in those two districts.
    then you will make right decission

  27. Comred Brigadier says:

    Aaaaa ndiyemweyiso anapopa anthu nkumalima mu phira la Mulanje…uzatipeza 2019 pa paja akwana WINIKO 5

  28. brutsha says:

    Inu abale ngati with the current tea plantations people from the south trek to the central region for jobs what more when you will have no tea estates?
    Bwino nazotu izi! Osatengera zinthu pa mgong’o a Winiko. You seem to be too fast.

  29. Nkhombokombo says:

    All what Kalindo is doing is not land grabbing but these people should be compesated in one way or the other. Money or productive land. The population in these areas is exceedingly too high that very soon there will be no land for them. The conjestion of people has also contribution to easy and fast reproduction as women or men are readily available action. The Gvt should not be looking at this as a mere joke it may be exposing the weakness’s of the Gvt Land Management Laws.

  30. Wakuchindikika says:

    A Winiko you think you can just wake and occupy a tea estate? Musamaone ngati ma drama munapanga aja this is a verry serious issue.

  31. Name* says:

    I think qualifications for MPs shuld b raised. These form 4 MPs dont kno how to tackle issues of higher level like dis 1. Its true dat these people had been robbed of their land. Shuld an MP use such primitive ways to get back de land? Why do we hav policies, Acts or even de parliament itsef? Does Winiko know anything about amendments or anything dat happens in de august house? Winiko pitan ku school plz umbuli wanuo usoneza nao anthu.

  32. Chikondi says:

    It is beyond having just land. Consider investing in the land and be productive. May be review of laws would be ideal rather than claiming nkumatcheramo maliwa ndi zipoto kupha mbewa. Shall mbewa be exported????

  33. nanzikambe says:

    As much as I dont tolerate impunity. Land must be given back to the owners in portion.

  34. wanted says:

    Ndipo anthu aku MJ mungasankhe comedian kukhala MP zoona kulibe anthu anzeru kumeneko stupid

  35. emwazi says:

    I’m confused a little, according to historical information most of such people we are calling natives started arriving in Malawi from Mozambique during late 19th century and early 20th century to work in the same tea estates which were established before their arrival. Is there tangible evidence to prove that the land they are claiming really belong to their ancestors or they are just using their black skin colour to authenticate their claim?

  36. thoko says:

    Abale malo amenewo tipanga nawo chani ngati timagoneletsa timapisi taminda tomwe tili natoti. Guys kumeneku nkubwezeretsa zintho mbuyo by huge miles jst imagine tibwerere ku 1800’s? kkkkkkkkk

  37. Concerned citizen says:

    kodi adayambira kufika pamalo a tea ndani,mzungu kapena wakuda?Zikhoza kutheka kuti adayamba ndi mzungu ndipo inu akuda mukupeze kumeneko chifukwa choti makolo anu anabwera ndi kudzalembedwa ntchito pamalo amenewa.enanu makolo anu amachita kunyamulidwa mmalorry kuchoka ku chiladzulu ndi madera ena kumakawakhuthula kuma tea estate

  38. atate says:

    Mulhakho wokha wokha mufuna mutani nawo ma estate inu

  39. onjoya says:

    Winiko please don’t confuse people.is this the reason u used to meet jb last year.remember how we rejected mpingnjira.zinazi kumaonatu

  40. mumtukana mkachoka says:

    MR Mchacha tamachangamukani inu?Mudakagonabe?u mean anthu anu azisowa malo inu mkumati zilibwino?Mufuna azivutika mcholinga choti azikupembezani??Rise Mr MP……..!

  41. Kkkkkkkkkkkkk alomwe ife nde timamva kuzuna2 mwa akazi acilomwe

  42. watipaso says:

    ife sitikufuna kuti zaku Zimbabwe zitichitikilenso, kulanda minda komanso kulephela kulimamo

  43. Kadakwiza says:

    DPP ndi choncho, tsopano boma liri kuti? Tiziwona poti ndiza a lomwe if sitilowerera ayi. Tizingowona basi.

  44. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    I will not help you Kanido , you are another Mugabe.

  45. Kangankude says:

    Mchacha is a frustrated person,,,komanso zikuoneka ngati wadyetsedwa chibanzi

  46. Chris says:

    ife a TO Central we are after kalindo,mchacha just join him,thus why pple of ur area deforesteted thyolo mt join now now wake up TO MPs

  47. Tike Pajih says:

    Also at Raiply THOMAS OOMEN ,he favours his fellow mwenyez+Kenyaz where owner come from.Foreigners and native bootlicker(spies) get hefty salaries.Now denying wage increment since January.excellent at bribing politicians,police+outsiders.Thats why Mzimba Solola voted for MCP.Pliz MPs next sitting of parliament,indeginization bill

  48. Leveleve Nampwache says:

    Winiko ndi Nchacha onse ndi mabulutu okhaokha!

  49. Yes says:

    A Mchacha ngati munangoliza mkonono kumeneko munthu wake si Winiko go!go!go! Winiko landani malo athuwo

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