71 Ethiopians jailed for illegal entry in Malawi, to be deported after jail

The Dowa First Grade Magistrate ha found 71 Ethiopian nationals guilty of illegal entry and have been sentenced to pay a fine of k5,000.00 each and three months in jail with hard labour.

Ethiopains captured for illegal entry in Malawi

Ethiopains captured for illegal entry in Malawi

The illegal lags were answering the offence of entering the country Illegal in which they all admitted the charge.

Magistrate Amulani Phiri also said after serving their sentence, they will be deported.

The court heard that on January 1, the police who were conducting sweeping exercise received a tip that some Ethiopian nationals  entered the country illegally and they were on their way to Dzaleka refugee camp.

Police prosecutors Inspectors Ivy Sangwa and Sergeant Aggines Mphinga said the accused were arrested when the police had put an adhock road broke at Mbalame village along Dowa Lumbazi road.

Sangwa told the court to impose a stiff sentence because they could have brought in some deseases like Ebola.

In passing the sentence, Phiri agreed with the prosecutors and imposed a custodial sentence.

The Magistrate also issued removal directions, saying Immigration department should deport them after serving their sentence.

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24 thoughts on “71 Ethiopians jailed for illegal entry in Malawi, to be deported after jail”

  1. wedinakfa says:

    Very sad an African country Malawi to incarcerate other Africans simply for asking protection to protect their lives and to excuse by saying that in case they bring disease with them is, it shows how Mali is a country of arrogant and ignorant people including the stupid judge who passed this sentence perhaps he/she might have pocketed fist of full of dollars from the dictators of Ethiopia.

    To the person who call himself Patriot, I pity you, but hence you are ignorant still in slavery mentality I empathise with your because you are mentally retard !!! son of a Bitch!”!

  2. Patriot says:

    Eeeh tiribe ndalama zodyesa akanganyawa, DEPORT them quickly quickly, tisataye nthawi yathu ndi ma Al Shababu wa.

  3. king'a says:

    Inu zachina Mphuyo,Manondo, Kasambala ndi za a Police okuba ndimfuti zija zilipati simunagamule? Stupid Malawi Court, ntchito kufuna Malipilo ochuluka zinyengo nkati

  4. sabiti says:

    just deport them no room in our prisons

  5. Musawapange deport. Anthu omweo ndiwo angabwerese chitutuko chaziko

  6. mpimintha says:

    They were coming to South Africa, please release them.

  7. mjiba says:

    stiff sentence 5 pin hahahah our laws

  8. pina says:

    Fotseki dziko la malawi

  9. hope says:

    Angowatumiza

  10. kabotolo says:

    ZOWONA. Ma Ethiopians ndi anthu odzisankha but that is besides the point . ndizovuta kuwapanga deport koma mmene umphawi uliri mu dziko lam Malawi. Sitithandizika ndi ma illegal immigrants. Apite kwao akalime kwao ndi mene moyo uliri masiku ano. adzadzana ngati mene anthu ena obwera pa Malawi anadzadzira. Kenako anyambe kukuwuzani kuti sikwanu

  11. mbaci says:

    Stiff sentence coz of Ebola fears…?. Mwawagwira liti anthuwo…ndipo mlanduwo mwawazenga litilo kuti mpaka sentence yo… Za masanje basi…

  12. Stanley says:

    Just send them back home.

  13. nyanja says:

    They must b repatriated immediately and they should not pay the K5000. If they have Ebola it means they have contaminated every person who was in contact with them from the border to the jail, even the Magistrate himself, court officials, the police, the prison wardens, let them go now now!

    1. Fekru says:

      i wanted to comment to your absolutly gibberish baseless fear of Ebola… But, you are moron and keep making these silly comment.

  14. BBC says:

    By looking at faces of those Ethiopians one can easily see that they are indeed desperate hence their reason to go and seek refuge at Dzaleka Camp. Sending them to prison is purely violation of their human rights. These people should have been assited in the 1st place by taking them to a refugee camp where they should have been tested or treated for healthy problems. Let us not take the immigration issue for granted.

  15. Yankees says:

    So if they are affected with Ebola mwawapangila malo ku Maulako so that they dont spread the Disease? Do you know that these people doesnt know Dzaleka specificary? Panali mmalawitu apa! Tamumangeni nayenso ayione! Amulani the magestrate uli ndi Nzelu tapezako kangachepe, koma tapangani zoti mmaBoardermu mukhale chitetezo chabwino please Eeeh?

  16. Mtonga says:

    Malawians in diaspora are not illegal immigrants! Theses Ethiopians are illegally in Malawi. There is no war in Ethiopia and between Malawi and Ethiopia the wealthier country is Ethiopia, so why leave ocean to come to a chithaphwi cha madzi. And what is the reason for letting them spend any time at all in Malawi prison? Let them go immediately. Or are our prisons empty that we need customers?

  17. Nabetha says:

    Stupid magistrate and stupid prosecutor. If you suspect that these Ethiopians are having ebola then why should you imprison them, are you going to give them their own space in prison so that they don’t spread the disease? I thought the proper verdit should have been to call for their immediate deportation if the purpose was to stop the spread of the disease in the country. It also serves no purpose to imprison foreign nationals, the best way is to deport them as soon as they are arrested. Enafe tili kumayiko aweni ndipo ndi muchitidwe umenewu mutipweteketsa. Chonde ndapota nanu.

  18. pierra says:

    with racketeering in ppo trafficking at the pace, Malawi and the Malawian passport will be shunned by many countries for visa applications. government ought to be doing something to stem this scourge. there is a definite trend purporting to an organised black market responsible for the abduction of young children and the transit of many adults from the northern horn of africa via Malawi.

    this is also going to make it hard for Malawi to counter any terror incursions as citizens are almost certainly at risk as of now.

  19. Emmatuwa says:

    amwetseni kapu ya tea wamkaka amenewo akusiyani ndi anthu adyera koma musamale

  20. Clement says:

    sindikuwonapo chifukwa chowapangila deportation,tonse ndife wobwela padziko lapansi
    a Malawi ambiri alikumayiko anzanthu ,mungamve bwanji kumekonso atayamba kumawathamangitsa?

    1. Wodala says:

      A Clement
      Kulowa mdziko lililonse pamakhala ndondomeko. Inu mukadzapeza mwai wppita ku Ethiopia ndipamene mudzamvetse zimene zimachotika
      Nzaumbuli kunena kuti tonse ndiobwela. Ine sindingalowa mnyumba mwanu popanda chilolzo chanu. Sindingamangenso mba mmudzi mwanu wosapempha.
      Mudziwe muti boma kapena kuti dziko limawononga zambili kusamalila anthu amenewa. Inu ndalamazake muzitenga kuti. Poti mmene mukulembelamu ndikukayika kuti mumapeleka nsonkho.

  21. Zasolobana says:

    Akuti amapita ku Dzaleka a UNHCR ndi Immigration akutipo chani???????

  22. Tikambepo says:

    I know the syndicate inside out. Akuluakulu ambiri amadyapo bwino pankhani zokhuza ma Ethiopians. Infact this is human trafficking. Governmnet and its agencies tolerate this with the aim of pocketing from rich Ethiopian traffickers. Ena ndi akulu akulu aboma ena apolisi, .Tiyamba kutchukana maina posachedwapa

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