Police in Mchinji are keeping in custody a village head and four of his subjects for slashing a four hectare maize field belonging to a woman whom he has picked a land dispute.
Mchinji police spokesperson Kaitano Lubriano confirmed chief Nyoka who is Rodrick Langa is in their hands.
“Him and his four subjects went to the maize field belonging to Mrs Mary Lungu, slashed all the maize and planted soya beans instead,” said the police publicist.
Mrs Lungu said she has large sways of land which she inherited from her parents and rents out part of the land because she cannot manage to farm all the land alone.
She said the chief has been pressing for part of the land.
The police say the chief and the four subjects, who include one woman, will appear in court as soon as the holiday is over.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :