The residents of Thyolo and Mulanje demands their land according to one of the residents who opted for anonymity told Malawi Punch. He said that, it all started when the concerned groups from Mulanje and Thyolo assembled at Mulanje School for the Blind to meet MARDEF officials and DPP Gurus.
Bright Msaka and Nchacha who were facilitating a loan deal to disgrantled members. This was done following the meeting that took place months ago at Sanjika palace chaired by HE Prof Peter WaMuntharika who promised the groups a loan to the members to sustain a living while waiting for a dialogue between the government and estate owners.
Group members were left dumb founded when Mr Jere and Mr Ngwira from MARDEF extended an apology that both Nchacha and Msaka were unable to attend the meeting due to party commitements.
This did amuse the members who felt betrayed and even when Mr Jere tried to explain the loan procedures members were not convinced to the extent that they called off the meeting.
When MARDEF officials left the meeting, members from Thyolo accompained by Chiefs and Mr Nkhoma of Wandale fame and Mulanje group led by Kaliyati, GVH Njedza, VH Tchete and other notable chiefs from Mulanje agreed to persue their land dispute to the extent that on 1st September, 2016 they are going to burn tea fields and reclaim their customary land.
They have branded Nchacha as a traitor who is confusing the president and promised to deal with him. In attendance also was Member of Parliament for Mulanje South Hon Bon Kalindo