Malawi Police arrest chief for barbaric slashing of maize over land dispute

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.

Village head arrested for barbaric destruction of the staple maize crop

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.

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7 years ago

Firstly the so called Mfumu has been released. The farm doesn’t belong to mary lungu (whatever u call her). The land farm belongs to the Langas.

7 years ago

This is complete fabrication. Olemba nkhaniyi simunaimvetse ife nganiyi tikuidziwa. Go back to your drawing board

Dr Tonde, the gynaecologist
Dr Tonde, the gynaecologist
7 years ago

Zipatso za overpopulation ndi zimenezi. Even if given the whole piece of land these villagers will overpopulate it in no time and they will keep on demanding for more land. This is what happened in thyolo and mulanje. Arrest population growth please chonde

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