Self claimed President of the Republic of Thyolo and Mulanje Vincent Wandale has been given a suspended sentence of 18 months by the High Court in Blantyre today.
He was convicted of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour, unauthorised use of land and criminal trespass.
Wandale was arrested two months ago for mobilizing locals in the two districts to share land that belongs to tea estate owners.
He, under People’s Land Organization (PLO), was reported to have grabbed land at Conforzi tea estate.
He has been ordered by the court to have a surety of MK 100, 000 and not commit any crime in the said 18 months.
Senior Resident Magistrate Thokozani Soko, said mitigation factors of Wandale being a first offender and a person who is aged.
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