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.
“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.