Letter to the Editor

Help me repossess my land from encroachers

Dear editor,
FIRSTLY, I would like to thank you for the work you are doing in giving us a platform to air our grievances.
I am a 56-year-old father of nine with 28 grandchildren. I work for a particular organisation from which I will be retiring soon.
I acquired a 50.40 hectares of land with the full knowledge of the late Chief William Chanje in Chipata, Eastern Province.
In 2001, four people from an identified family invaded my farm and started developing it. I took the case to the then chief of which justice was served and the named people were evacuated from my land in 2013.
Unfortunately for me, the same people are back on my land and they have started building a house and growing crops without my permission.
I have made efforts to find out who has given them authority, but they have not been able to give me any information. I believe there is some corruption involved as evidenced by their attitude.
I am appealing to the relevant authority to come to my aid and help me deal with these people because they have even reached an extent of harassing and beating my family members.
I intend to go back to Chipata after my retirement and I am only depending on this piece of land which these people are about to grab from me. Any help rendered will be highly appreciated.

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