Wandale spends night at Zomba Mental Hospital, files to High Court to discharge him
The self-proclaimed ‘supreme leader’ of the so-called independent country, United States of Mulanje and Thyolo (Must), Vincent Wandale, on Monday spend a night at Zomba Mental Hospital after medical doctors certified him that he is suffering from a mental disorder and court ordered he be sent to psychiatric facility.
Doctors who examined Wandale recommended to Lilongwe Magistrate Court that he should undergo mental rehabilitation.
But Wandale said he wants “to be taken to a hospital of my interest” and has since filed with High Court through his lawyer Oscar Taulo challenge the order that he should be at psychiatric facility.
Police in Lilongwe arrested Wandale last month after he declared a new government for Thyolo and Mulanje, claiming secession from Malawi. He is facing trial for false statements likely to cause fear and alarm.
Presiding senior magistrate Paul Chiotcha will determine the way forward for the case after the hospital reports on Wandale’s condition.
Wandale, who remains on the Malawi Government payroll as a civil servant in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development stationed at Lilongwe Agriculture Development Division (ADD), first came to the limelight after spearheading a movement for people’s land rights in Mulanje and Thyolo, predominantly tea-growing districts with huge tea plantations.
He was previously arrested and tried for trespassing after threatening to grab land from estate owners to freely distribute to landless people in his capacity as leader of People’s Land Organisation (PLO).
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What will happen if he refuses to get drugs will the medication be forced on him?
If that is the case then some of this so called big politicians have to go for Psychiatric tests because the way they behave ,what they say,what they do leaves a lot to be desired. I think they also belong to Mental Hospital. mukungomuonelera Wandale chifukwa alibe omuteteza?
Malawi, this guy Wandale is Civil Servant in the ministry of Agriculture is it true? Now when he was working in the Government as Civil Servant, did you ever tried taking him to the Hospital as you are doing to day? Can we say you are doing this just because he is saying something truth for his people? Why is it like every one who speaks about the truth and or speaking for the poor is being taken like some one who is mentally disturbed? If indeed this guy is mentally disturbed, are you not the one who are causing… Read more »
Leave my President alone please