Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa says ‘Wandale is a nobody’: Welcomes conviction of  Malawi tea estates land grabber

Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa of Thyolo has welcomed the conviction of People’s Land Organisation (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale, saying it is  a landmark in  fight against impunity for  land grabbers.

Ngongoliwa: Wandale is a nobody

Ngongoliwa: Wandale is a nobody

Wandale was convicted by the Blantyre Magistrate’s Court  Thursday on three counts of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour, unauthorised use of land and criminal trespass.

Ngongoliwa hailed the court for convicting Wandale, saying it will deter others from taking the law into their own hands.

“Wandale is a nobody, he is not even from any chieftaincy blood line,” said Ngongoliwa in commented published by The Nation.

“ I wonder where he got the power to mobilise people to start sharing other peoples’ land among themselves . I am very happy with the judgement as it will promote adherence to the rule of law,” he added.

The court found Wandale quilty of  aiding, abetted and encouraged people to encroach Conforzi Tea Estate as shown in the official notice presented in the court regarding the planned encroachment which the people ‘mistakenly’ believe belongs to their forefathers.

Wandale was arrested on September 3 in Lilongwe in connection to an incident that happened on September 1 at Conforzi Tea Estate where hundreds of villagers invaded the estate and started sharing land for permanent settlement and cultivation. They claimed the land belonged to their forefathers.

Sentencing has been set down for November 8 by Senior Resident Magistrate Thokozani Soko.

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11 thoughts on “Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa says ‘Wandale is a nobody’: Welcomes conviction of  Malawi tea estates land grabber”

  1. becks says:

    DPP despise Wandale at your own peril. Come 2018 this land issue will haunt you

  2. Gama says:

    your days are numbered Chief believe me. You will not make as Paramount chief what ur waiting for.

  3. wa noma says:

    a wise chief would keep quiet and never comment on issues that were political in nature. by the way chief are u trying to influence the magistrate to pass verdict otherwise?? where were u when this issue rose and was in public domain for three good weeks?? ur chieftaincy is political in nature we all knw.

  4. alukosyo says:

    Simukuvutika chief. Mukudya zaboma ndiye chifukwa mwamukana poyera. But he’s my man 2016

  5. becks says:

    Who is standing by the people in this case: the so called chief Ngongoliwa or Wandale? How is Cief Ngongoliwa helping the so called his people? How is he addressing the land issue? This issue cannot be kept under the carpet for long. As the population booms, more and more land issues will arise.

  6. Mulanje citizen says:

    Wandale is somebody-a freedom fighter.Its you ngolingoliwa who is a nobody-a stooge of the DDP government.

    Wandale is fighting for the landless masses who have nowhere to cultivate their crops or build a house.The majority of the people of Thyolo and Mulanje are behind him.You may silence Wandale but the struggle will continue.

  7. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    So Wandale is a nobody? Ha!
    . . . What have you (Ngongoliwa) done about the land problems in Thyolo and Mulanje (where at least 95% of the land is suffocated by tea estates)? If not nothing?
    . . . Are you surprised therefore that you find yourself wondering where Wandale got the power (to mobilise the poeple) from? When you are there (as a leader) yet doing nothing about anything?
    . . . You see . . .
    “Power is . . . a trick. It resides where people believe it resides. Power is simply a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a vey large shadow.” – Varys ( Game of Thrones).
    . . . And I can promise you that Wandale is more popular n perhaps (technically) more powerful than you (chief). This is why you feel threatened by him hence the outbursts.
    ………………………………………………
    Yes . . .
    . . . The approach which Wandale followed (chaos n madness) is just as wrong as some of the words and sentences he used (“Mulanje n Thyolo are sovereign states n himself the leader); but the cause which he is fighting for, is, to any organised mind; very noble.
    . . . Most importantly, you (as a chief) should learn to never call anybody as nobody coz everybody is somebody to somebody.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  8. LOMWE 1 says:

    Bwana ngolongoliwa sizoona,wandale is something..tamangodyelelani but dont be blinded and be deaf..support him

  9. Harawara says:

    Wandale is our Ken Saro-wiwa. He is a fighter and a liberator. He may be a villain now but later he will be hero. He is walking on the path that all heroes walk through. My fellow MJ and TO citizens this man is not fighting for his own but your future and that of your children. As long as we remain landless we will remain poor,

  10. shocker says:

    Ngolongoliwa is one of the useless and very political chiefs in MalawI. Sooner he will learn that Wandale is a somebody, intelligent, selfless and very selfless person.

    1. puludzu says:

      Mmmmmmm

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