Leader of People’s Land Organisations (PLO) Vincent Wandale says he will continue fighting for land rights and will not reverse the decision to make Mulanje and Thyolo one sovereign state.
According to Wandale, on Thursday he met some of the PLO members to discuss the way forward on their decision to form a federal government and the members have agreed to stand by it.
Wandale added that they have also agreed to spread their organisation to all districts so that whoever has any grievances about land should channel them to the organisation for possible solutions.
He said as a sovereign state they are ready to work with anyone who has interest to join them and fight for what belongs to them.
Wandale described the failure of government to help them solve their problems as the main factor that made them to come up with the decision of forming a sovereign state.
“When we formed the sovereign state we had hope that Malawi government would do something positive regarding the land but they did nothing, so we have decided to have this federal state which we want Malawi to accept by having a referendum in Thyolo and Mulanje.
“If Malawi does not want that federation that makes us to formally write other states such as Mozambique South Africa, China, and Tanzania asking them that we want to be part of them,” Wandale said.
Wandale was recently given a 12 month suspended sentence for attempting to grab land. As conditions for the sentence, Wandale was told that he should not talk anything about land issues and not commit any crime for the one year period.