Peoples Land leader Vincent Wandale has blamed his arrest on powerful Lhomwe paramount chief Ngolongoliwa for the arrest.
Wandale is alleging that paramount chief Ngolongoliwa mobilised people to revolt against him.
“What the chief did not know is that Peoples Land Organisation is an organisation which operates with subscription money. Each member was asked to pay voluntarily K3000,” said Wandale.
Paramount chief Ngolongoliwa described Wandale as a political novice and confusionist.
Wandale laughed off reports that he fleeced the people of their money, saying land cannot be bought at K3000.
“It was paramount chief Ngolongoliwa who mobilised people and reported me to the district commissioner so that I suffer in jail. But let me tell them that I will never give up, I will. Always fight so that the landless, even from paramount chief Ngolongoliwa get land snatched from the whites,” he said.
Wandale is yet to appear in court to answer charges of obtaining money by false pretence.
Police spokesperson James Kadadzera refuted Wandale’s allegations that the case was politically motivated.
Wandale unilaterally declared Thyolo and Mulanje as a state with him at a leader.