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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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.

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cosmas felix chipojola

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.

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

Clement
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we need landreform here in MALAWI

Charlie Hebdo
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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.

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

Clement
Guest

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

marin
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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

Khongoni Boy
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Ine Nkhani Za Alhomwe Zimandinyasa Kwabasi

Enidziko
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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!

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