Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested the self claimed president of Mulanje and Thyolo for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence.
Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed the arrest on Friday.
Wandale, who is leader of Peoples Land, is said to have collected money from people in Mulanje and Thyolo on the understanding that he would forcebly get land from tea estates which he would redistribute to the people.
He said the money his organisation has been collecting from people was for membership.
However, the deal went sour when he was arrested, brought before court and given a suspended sentence.
Kadadzera said Wandale would be driven to Blantyre where he is expected to appear in court.
However, it was not immediately known how much he is suspected to have collected.
He accused Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa of mobilising villagers to falsely accuse him with the aim of subjecting him to torture.
“This has been cooked up by Chief Ngolongoliwa to subject me to torture,” said Wandale .
But Ngolongoliwa denied having a hand in Wandale’s arrest, arguing it was an open secret that the organisation was collecting money from the villagers and if they realised they were being duped and decided to launch a complaint that was within their rights.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :