Court orders Wandale to undergo mental examination: Quest to create 2 districts as separate from Malawi

The Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe has ordered the self-styled leader of the People’s Land Organisation, Vincent Wandale, to undergo a psychiatric examination to establish whether he is mentally okay or not.

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The outcome of the medical examination will also determine whether to or not to proceed with Wandale’s case o in which he is charged with publication of false statements likely to cause fear and alarm to the public.

Police arrested Wandale in Likongee  Sunday morning and is remanded at Maula Prison pending the medical assessment.

The case is expected to proceed on November 11 2017 and the medication assessment will be done at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe.

The state wanted the test to be conducted at Zomba Mental Hospital, but the court dismissed this, arguing that Bwaila Hospital is equally capable of carrying out the medical assessment.

Senior Resident Magistrate Paul Chiotcha made the order following an application from Malawi Police’s Head of Prosecution Happy Mkandawire on Monday.

The prosecuting team is sceptical if Wandale is normal, fearing that the Court might be wasting time on someone who has a mental problem.

Lawyer representig Wandale, Oscar Taulo, who attempted to object the Court determination, observed that the outcome of the medical test–whether normal or not–would be of benefit to his client.

“It was surprising to note that the application came from the prosecuting team, but much I as tried to object, we feel the outcome will benefit the Wandale. We are looking forward to seeing the outcome of the medical assessment,” Taulo.

Wandale has been claiming that he is the leader of a country called the United States of Mulanje and Thyolo (Must)  and has mobilised some people in his quest to create the two districts as separate from Malawi.



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jah bones

wapolisi akuvina?

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
This is obviously an interesting development on this matter. However, we as Malawians must not fail to tackle land issues in Mulanje and Thyolo in a pragmatic manner. Being someone who once worked in the then Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, I am aware that the land situation in Thyolo and Mulanje is a time bomb waiting to explode in our face very soon. In my view, dismissing Wandale as a mere “mental patient” is what Chewas call “kuzimitsa moto ndi gaga.” By the way, historically, Malawi has one whole tribe (Llomwes) that do not own land in this… Read more »
Chemwali chimwene

Well said, thank you.


Sober analysis. Much much wiser than what our leaders take things to be. Long live Wandale

Maxwell Madzikanga.

Well said thank you.

Malawi Has Spoken phiri
Malawi Has Spoken phiri

There is a valid reason why we Lomwes do not have adequate land. First, Mulanje and Thyolo initial occupants were the Anyanja people, who welcomed the European settlers. Lomwe came to Nyasaland after 1920 following severe drought in Portuguese East Africa where upon arrival most willingly became Samunda workers on tea fields. So


well done, let this be an article on this page, historically i was blank and i hope others need the same food of thought

Mariko Mariko

If we could be taking this matter this way, we would really understand why Wandale has the guts to make his proposal. Its just he has opted to amass power over those he is supporting (personal interest). However “utsi ndawuwonawu I have concluded that palidi moto penapake”. Well said Kent, thanks for enlightening us.


Woow…honestly. …i was not following. .thanks to this article


Is this a precedence we are setting? Is this the way we are going to handle cases of this nature? #silent_observer


akanakhala mtumbuka bwenzi mukuti atumbuka kuvuta.The best thing to do when a certain sector of people
akupondeleza anzao is to seperate ways.we can’t keep on looking while we suffer.This guy is right so are northerners calling for the same


this is out of order. paliponse mtumbuka this, mtumbuka that… why cant you analyse issues soberly just like our freind above has done? mxii

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
Actually, countrymen, the greatest fear that Mutharika and his DPP should have as we approach 2019 election is the possibility of two groups of people in Chiradzulo, Thyolo, Mulanje and the Lower Shire teaming up with an opposition party such as MCP, or AFORD or PP namaly: a) Wandale’s People Liberation Organization (disgruntled over land and the failure by the DPP government to use the New Land Law to improve the situation) and b) Yao chiefs (Nkanda, Chikumbu, Juma, etc) and Nyanja/Mang’anja chiefs (such as Mkumba, Mabuka, Nazombe, Nsabwe, etc ) who are disgruntled over the fast-tracked elevation of Paramount… Read more »

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