The Blantyre Principal Magistrate Court has ruled that leader of People’s Land Organization (PLO) Vincent Wandale and two others should stand trial on charges of fraud.
Wandale together with Chrispin Nkhoma, Precious Lesten and Robert Kambalame are being accused of soliciting money from members of the organisation, promising them land.
One of the complainants, Lucy Mussa disclosed that Wandale and other PLO leaders solicited money amounting to K3.7 million between 2009 and 2017.
In his ruling, principal magistrate Innocent Nedi said the suspects have a case to answer for the charge of fraud which is contrary to section 319 (a) of the penal code in Malawi.
Nedi also said Wandale is to be set for defence in the case by providing witnesses in court.
Following the ruling, the PLO leader asked the court to transfer the case to Thyolo district where he claimed he has more witnesses.
The case has been adjourned to July 31.