Malawians tussle with government over tea estate land

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Concerned residents in Thyolo and Mulanje districts have expressed worry over Malawi government’s failure to address the issue of the estate land which is currently owned by colonialists.

Recently, government assured the residents that it will intervene in the matter but nothing tangible has come out.

Speaking to the local press, People’s Land Organisation (PLO) leader, Vincent Wandale, said government is taking the issue for political gains without considering people with small pieces of land.

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Tea states owned by colonialists in Mulanje and Thyolo.

“On our side we can say that what the people want from the government is not what the government wants to be done,” Wandale said.

He futher said that they tried to discuss the issue with government but no interest was shown from government side.

In the past, people in the districts worked in the estates in a Thangata system after white settlers snatched land from the locals.

Research that was done by Chancellor College specialists show that large amounts of the land belong to the residents of Thyolo.

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37 Comments

  1. Mukuona ngati mungakwanitse kuyendesa ma estate ngati amenewo asiyeni anzunguo inu mupite mukalande kundata ndemolo anu amenewo, komanso inu mukufuna malo achani simuzaza malawi yonse ndi kuzigulira malo anakuuza ambuyanu kuja

  2. Msilalam amadedwa ponena chilungamo Cashgate ndi akhristu eni ache Lingstone anamudula khosi ndi mubusa chilembwe,chilembwe anaba usiku mfuti azungu anayambitsa utsamunda kulanda minda

  3. ndi zomwe mumafuna abwilibwisa!! azungu amene aja akutukula dziko inu ndiye mukufuna mudzikapangira zau mulakho? psw-u-u-w!! samukirani kuphiri kwanuko muzikapanga zanuzo ndi abathwa

  4. These ordinary ppl r benefit from these colonist,thy,re working there so wats wrong.who is behind de issue,gv hasnt failed but its some crazy ppl who put dis issue on de table.

  5. How many people benift in estates ?? Mukathamangisa onsewa muwalemba ntchito ????? Ngat mukulephera kulemba ntchito ma doctor ndi ndimaphunzitsi apa.muzaziyambe zimenezo dziko likazakhala bwino

    • ppo here is sayng they need ther land back here on other comment ndendikut atati athamangise azunguwo anthu onsewo angapeze kut ntchito panopa ziko mmene lavutilamo,ndaiva bwinobwino and macoment aa anthu ndikuwamva sindimaliyankha boma & i dont hav nothng wth gvnt mwina mwandimva very clear

  6. Musayambe zenofobiya,anthu andale amakonda kugwilisa ntchito anthu amphawi kuyamba phokoso sumupindula. Zachitika kumayiko ena ,anathamangisa azungu,mayambidwe ake ndi omweo, tnink b4 you do.

  7. We just want donars to came and help us but we have our land with good soil and we are bless with that we need donars but not taking back the land. Let talk about history and political !are you sleeping our leader came on