National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust has trained volunteers from Chiradzulu and Thyolo districts to combat property grabbing.
Speaking on Monday during the orientation in Thyolo, the district’s Nice civic education officer Moses Kaunda said the vice was on the rise in the two districts.
He said: “In Thyolo, we receive four cases of property grabbing per day, mostly from women.
“The situation is the same in Chiradzulu where we receive three cases per day.”
Kaunda said most cases involve relatives who grab land from widows.
“So, our volunteers in the two districts, including Luchenza Municipal Council, will deal with the vice,” he said.
On his part, Thyolo Police Station community policing coordinator Austin Nsiyamphanje urged the volunteers to be vigilant and report property grabbing cases.
“We will act immediately upon receiving your reports,” he said.
A volunteer Ethel Purse from Zimbiri Ward in ThyoloThava Constituency, pledged to conduct meetings with her friends to enlighten people on the evils of property grabbing.
“I will not relent in the fight against the vice,” she said.
Besides property grabbing, Nice also trained the volunteers on gender-based violence and will writing.
The meeting was funded by the European Union.