THYOLO (Muchanakhwaye Khwepeya, Malawi NewsNow ) – Battle lines have been drawn between the powerful and politically connected Mulli Brothers and senior chief Kapichi of Thyolo over land grabbing allegations.
Senior chief Kapichi accused the Mulli Brothers of using its political influence and power to grab land from smallholder tea farmers at Mphanje Block.
“Mulli Brothers is using force to grab the land from 160 small scale farmers just because they are poor, we will not allow it,” said senior chief Kapichi.
Mulli Brothers managing director Me Leston Mulli is a personal friend to President Peter Mutharika and Paramount chief Ngolongoliwa as well as one of the financiers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Two people were last week arrested in TA Kapichi’s area after they allegedly slashed corn flower at the farm as the row over the estate took a new twist.
Mr Christopher Mulli one of the directors of the estate said the estate has documentary evidence of owneship.
He said they will go to court.