After being handed a suspended sentence and being allowed to go home by the court, Vincent Wandale has been called a hero for Thyolo and Mulanje the governing DPP has failed to destroy.
Thyolo based Blessings Mathiya said: “Wandale is a Champion and the leader in the Lhomwe belt who listens to the people.
“Everyone know we have a big problem and we need land. This problem is the same kamuzu noticed and acted according to the need of the people. Kamuzu bought land and gave it to the people. Why is this government failing to do such a simple thing,” he asked.
Blessings Mathiya is calling APM to do what Wandale wanted, buy the unused land, give it to the people and prove he is fit to be a president.
The leader of Peoples Land Organisation, Vincent Wandale has been given an 18 months suspended sentence for the land crimes he committed.
Senior magistrate, Thokozan Soko said that Wandale has been handed such a sentence because he is the first offender.
“He is the first offender and also he is only 42 years of age, these are the reasons that have led to such a sentence,” said Soko.
The magistrate also told Wandale to pay K100 000 that will bonded to government.
Wandale has also been told to stay away from trouble to avoid revoking the wrath of the law in the immediate future.
Wandale who is among the people who declared Thyolo and Mulanje an independent state was arrested for trespassing and unauthorised use of land.
Wandale and his followers resolted into grabbing land from estate owners claiming the estate owners got the land illegally from the locals during the colonial era.