Wandale rejects medication at Zomba mental hospital
Vincent Wandale, self-proclaimed leader of the United States of Thyolo and Mulanje (MUST) and Peoples Land Organisation (PLO), is rejecting to take any medication at Zomba Mental Hospital, saying he is afraid he could be eliminated.
Wandale said he is refusing to take the medication unless it is administered by his chosen physician.
“I am refusing the treatment because I want a private medical practitioner to confirm that I am indeed insane,” said Wandale.
Wandale is admitted at Zomba Mental Hospital after medical doctors reportedly certified that he is suffering from a mental disorder and recommended that he should undergo mental rehabilitation.
“I cannot trust medical officiers hired by the government, which I am not in good terms with, to treat me.I am suspicious of their conduct,” said Wandale.
He claimed that the doctors want to give him treatment by force.
“I am really worried with this development,” he said.
Wandale insisted that the whole issue is “a plot by the state to eliminate him”.
“I’m not mad. It’s a plot to kill me,” he stressed.
His lawyer Oscar Taulo said the High Court in Lilongwe has directed the State to uphold any action against Wandale until an inter-parte hearing on the matter is heard.
The grounds, terms and conditions of seeking declaration orders and stay included that the decision of the learned magistrate was unlawful and ultra vires and is inconsistent with Section 133 of the criminal procedures and evidence code.
It further indicated that the court fettered its discretion when it heavily relied on medical report that emanated from government funded hospital and disregarded the application’s plea to have his mental status assessed by private independent medical institution.
“The decision of the court to order the applicant to be admitted to Zomba Mental Hospital is unlawful and unconstitutional as it is contrary to the applicant’s right to choose medical practitioners for health treatment,” it reads.
According to Taulo, following the directive, the state was not supposed to maintain the order granted on November 16 by the Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Court that Wandale be admitted to Zomba Mental Hospital.
“Following the directive both parties were not supposed to act unless the matter is resolved because implementing the order means that proceedings before the court are nugatory thereby rendering the application useless,” he said adding that as of now they are just waiting for feedback from the state and direction from the court regarding the matter.
Wandale who was arrested in October after his failed inauguration as leader of the African Traditionalist Republic of the United States of Mulanje and Thyolo (Must), was taken to Zomba Mental Hospital on Monday November 20 2017.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Mukuleka kuwagwira amisala akungozungulira mmatauniwa mukulimbana ndi Wandale munthu wabwinobwino chifukwa chani?
Mutulutseni Sanapenge uyu. Tikamuona akuthamanga mbulanda ndipamene titakuyitaneni. We know you don’t wanna arrest him but you’re trying to silence him so you put him in Rehab. Tryna take me to rehab i said nooo! nooo! nooo!
Please do not chew any food prepared from that hospital
Kukana Mankhwala ndiye misalayo!!!!!!
komainu wandale wakulakwirani chani kkkkkkkkkkkkk, musiyeni aphwe madzi
Where is our Ministry of Health on this? What does WHO say? Can you please guide us on the individuals rights and obligations in accessing health services including mental health. What are the basics? Who brings a patient to hospital? I think Wandale has 100% right to seek a second medical opinion. I rest my case!
Kukana mankhwala ndi chizindikiro cha matenda a misala. Chimodzi-modzinso kukana kuyezetsa magazi ndi chizindikiro chachikulu kuti munthu ali ndi HIV/ AIDS m’thupi mwake. Mphunzitsi wanga anandiuza kuti ukhala mlenje pamene ukasaka, nyama iriyonse yomwe imathawa ndi yodyebwa ndi ndiwo ndithu koma yomwe ikaona munthu simathawa imeneyo si ndiwo (its dangerous) usayiyandikira pafupi ikuvulaza. Wandale has a point, but he must prove beyond reasonable doubt that he can indeed be harmed by Govt medical personnel at Zomba Mental Hospital. Otherwise, more rarely, a patient is at liberty to choose whether to receive medical treatment or not. Zikavuta mankhwala timakakamiza kuti munthu… Read more »