28 September 2016 Last updated at: 8:21 PM

Court drops one charge against Wandale

The Blantyre magistrate court has dropped one charge against Vincent Wandale in the land wrangles case with Conforzi tea plantation in Thyolo district.

Wandale who is the first accused in the case was slapped with four charges of conspiracy to commit misdemeanor, unauthorised use of land, inciting violence and criminal trespass.

Vincent Wandale

Vincent Wandale has one charge dropped.

But on Wednesday, senior resident magistrate Thokozani Soko found Wandale with no case to answer on the charge of inciting violence but she said the court is to proceed the case with the other three charges basing on the evidence rendered in court.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, defence lawyer Michael Goba Chipeta said he is ready to defend his client on the three charges.

“The court has dropped one charge for Mr. Wandale and he is now to answer three basing on the evidence brought in court by the state,” said Goba Chipeta.

Wandale got arrested for mobilising locals from Thyolo district to share land at Conforzi tea plantations earlier this month.

However, he earlier pleaded not guilty on the charges levelled against him. The court is now to hear from Wandale’s witnesses on October 3.



19 Comments On "Court drops one charge against Wandale"

  • Charles Malasa says:

    Eeeeh 2019 is the answer

  • kumalawi vutondili meneli timakanika kuthandizanatokhatokha koma akadamapanga zimenezi akupangawandale ndizungu tikadawombela manja kutizilibwino komapoti akupanga ndimunthuwakuda walakwitsa nangawufulu ndiwuti? pamenepa mzungukukhala ndiwufulu kuposa mwiniwake dziko amatelo tiyenitithandizane nawo azathuwa ndikuwavetsa bwinobwino zonenazawo ngati amalawi azathu

  • Oga take it easy with the woman

  • ngati wandale akuonesa khalidwe labwino tayeni malamulo a Malawi akutero E.G mbava a chizimai ikutuluka pa 6 October 16 reason yotulukira kugwada akamayakhula ndi ma prisoner azache

  • enanu kodi mukutandauza kuti zomwe Wandale akulimbana nazozo zingabwelese magesi,madzi komaso chimanga???anthu ngati Wandale ndiosokoneza…ndinava zomwe ananena akucheza ndi Banda ku times tv last year koma fundo zake zonse,maphunziro ake onse ndizongobwelesa chisokonezo…ngati ngophunziladi mene amanenela,akulekelanji kugula malo muboma lililonse mdziko lamalawi momo ndikupanga zaulimi poti anati angapange manage bhobho???kuli malo ambiri monga ku Nkhata-bay abwele tizamugulise komaso ambiri samafuna mafertilizer anuwo kuli nthaka yabho….ngati akunena zathangata system mesa zimenezo zinapita pano ufulu uliko??akufananji iyeyo.lamuchulukila ndidyela Wandale akufuna kukolola posalima.agwa nayo mwana wamzungu olo atakhala yekha amasata lamulo basi.timuone kumene atathele apitilize.ife tinasatila azunguwo kudziko la eni chifukwa nzeru zawo zinagona pakutukula kumene ali osati kubwelesa mikangano yausilu.

  • THIS MAN WANDALE IS FREEDOM FIGHTER RELEASE HIM NOW

  • ETI BOMA!! HEDEE!

  • wandale is not a coward like most of you, he is fighting for poor people

  • Mukuwanzuzatu anthu aku Thyolo. Mudzakumana nawo 2019. Siwoputsatu.

  • I support Wandale, this bwampini’s government need to be shaken

    Taonani mavuto;;;;Magetsi, Madzi, Njala, University of Malawi, Maneb, Corruption.Dziko lamukanika basi

  • M’bopheni ameneyo azazolowela nkata tiye

  • Leave this guy what has he stolen someone stole millions through cashgate and is walking to freedom next week someone on times TV news sheepishly said “wakambirana ndi mlungu wake walapa “which God allows us to steal

  • Tito Phiri says:

    Mutayeni sinkhani zimenezo apaseni malo anthuwo dziko ndilathu ili

  • Sam Masese says:

    Kungoti boma la malawi silinvetsa white popo stolen our land and made our parents into thangata,today our pipo hav got no where farm

  • kutchukitsadi munthu

  • Zaziii kodi kumakhala kuntchukitsa munthu kapena bwanji?

  • Does these charges no names like theft, hijack,robbery etc. Why we only hear charges. What charges