One of the well-known comedians in the country and a Member of Parliament for Mulanje South East, Boni Kalindo known as Winiko has been barred from visiting Thyolo districts on the allegations that he is bringing confusion over commercial land.

Thyolo West Member of Parliament Charles Mchacha obtained the injunction which has been served to Winiko.

“We had to resort to court. Kalindo is obstinate,” Mchacha said.

Mchacha claimed that Kalindo has been mobilizing people of the tea growing district of Thyolo to rise against commercial land owners and occupy the land which he argues “rightfully belongs to them.”

According to Kalindo, people of Thyolo and Mulanje were robbed of their land by tea growers “and have been suffering in their own country to accommodate exploiters.

When approached for comment, Winiko denied receiving the injunction and he vowed to continue fighting for the people of Thyolo.

Malawi’s tea industry, started by colonial masters in the 1800s, occupies thousands of hectares believed to have been grabbed from natives. The industry is also one of the most productive in the world.

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