Burundians implicate Uladi in Immigration racket: ‘ We paid him K2.5 million’

Just weeks after Rwanda nationals revealed authorities that former Home Affairs and Internal Security minister, Uladi Mussa, illegally approved citizenships of hundreds of Rwandese, Burundi nationals have also spilled the beans on how the former minister allegedly  pocketed money from them to approve their application.

Uladi Mussa:  These are cooked up stories

Uladi Mussa: These are cooked up stories

A new docket in Nyasa Times possession indicates that a Burundian, Hakizimana Egide, applied for his citizenship and that of other four family members in September 2013, and paid K2.5 million for Mussa to grant them citizenship.

Egide applications were approved just within a month.

When queried more on what really transpired behind official lines, the Burundians revealed that they met Uladi at his Area 10 residence where they gave him K2.5 million for the five applications.

Realizing that the system was porous, Egide, revealed, he returned within weeks with another application this time with names of nine Rwanda nationals who he claimed are his relations.

Same kind of bribes were made to Mussa who is opposition Peoples Party (PP) acting president, this time through his personal aide, and the applications were approved in March 2014.

According to the Burundians, by the time PP lost the May 2014 elections they had already made another K5million payment to Uladi for the processing of citizenships for ten other people.

When contacted, Mussa feign ignorance of the issue, arguing he never met Egide or any of his relatives.

“I don’t know him. And I don’t know anything about this issue,” argued Mussa.

Asked about the money, the PP leader insisted that that he never pocketed any money and that as minister he had no powers to single-handedly approve any citizenship application and that he only responded to a memo from Immigration Department.

“If government has nothing to do, they should not create these stories. I don’t know the person you are talking about,” insisted Mussa.

Mussa was earlier on exposed by a Rwandese, Eric Banyana, who instead of applying for citizenship for only his wife and children ended up adding six more people on the application list.

However, officials at Immigration Department have rubbished Mussa’s claims, and have launched a probe to get to the bottom of the matter.

The influx of Rwanda and Burundi nationals in the country’s major cities and trading centres has persistently worried locals who wonder why and how these foreigners acquire citizenship, land and business permits without following procedures.

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Mzozodo
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Mzozodo
5 months 4 days ago
Golo, get this right. Most of these people came to Malawi as refugees. There are some Burundi and Rwandese who had passports with Business Resident Permits stamped in them. They decided to apply for citizenship after staying here for the required period, and they were granted. These ones have no case to answer. Deus in Area 18, Selemani in bwalo la njobvu are some of them. But to become a citizen from a refugee status is not possible under the Immigration Act, unfortunately, most of them came here as refugees. There might be p[olitical witch hunt, yes, but ULADI has… Read more »
WAMISALA
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WAMISALA
5 months 4 days ago

SO FORREINERS WANT
TO CONFUSE OUR
NATION ?,??

WHY DO WE LISTEN
TOO MUCH FROM FOLENAZ
THAN OUR FELLOW MALAWIANS ??
TIDZADZUKA LITI A MALAWI ??
AMWENYE SIMOMWE AKUTIKWAPULIRA MAKOFU
MMASHOPUMU

Kusadziwa
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Kusadziwa
5 months 4 days ago

Can you find out the time Seven Eleven came to Malawi and the time they got their citizenships ? From the the time Malawi came to have what is called democracy many foreigners got citizenships without going into proper ways of applying for citizenships. In other countries for any foreign person if he wants to get a citizenship he or she has to appeal in national papers they advertise for a month in order to get views from other people not the way they do in Malawi.

cymru
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cymru
5 months 4 days ago

People should not rush making certain conclusions. Lets wait for the Immigration Department to complete the investigations. I believe not every one is corrupt in Malawi and the good seed will make sure that the truth is known. Politics should be distanced from this allegation. Lets respect the laws of Malawi and the justice delivery system. If politicians cook stories to tarnish or put in trouble their opponents, the justice delivery system will expose that. Every citizen whether politician or not is likely to be corrupted depending on his or her ‘umunthu’.

Mathews Simbi
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Mathews Simbi
5 months 4 days ago

A Uladi musakane, anthu wonsewa a m’MALAWI munowa angangotchula inu nokha basi?

Machecheta
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Machecheta
5 months 4 days ago

Arrest all corrupt Rwandans and Burundians who acquired their Malawian citizenship corruptly.

Malawian
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Malawian
5 months 5 days ago
If Mr. Mussa is suspected of receiving bribes, he should be tried for him to prove his innocence. For those that claim to have offered the bribe, they should immediately be arrested (assuming offering a bribe is a crime as receiving the same). their citizenship too should be evoked because it was obtained illegally. By the way, what is govt. waiting for when the culprits have clearly said they broke the law? If no action is being taken on those foreigners, should we really rule out the possibility that they (the foreigners) have only been hired by the govt. machinery?
spectator
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spectator
5 months 5 days ago

Anthu a ku Rwanda ndi Burundi anayamba kulandira ma citizenship kuno Uladi asanakhale nduna ngakhalenso amwenye obwera muma container alandira ma work permit chakachinowa si Uladi musa. Kodi nkhani mukuiyambayi muikwanisa ikatuluka list yonse ya amwenye ndi ma Lebanese omwe mukuwapasa ma work permit a muma shop. Kodi tikakufunsani Ku amwenye anakamanga university Ku Rwanda mmalo mwa kulilongwe munama kuti chani Ana anjoka inu. Anthu odana ndiziko la Malawi.

Concerned citizen
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5 months 5 days ago

All citizenship obtained after 1993 should be revoked and the foreigners should reapply. Because he’s not the only one who did this corrupt practice in 2002 mugasa had a malawaian passport having stayed here for 2 months and the time he was caught by the police he had other nations passports too so are these guys for real or thieves. Go to mchesi, along blantyre road and mchinji road all the properties are theirs how?

Tony
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Tony
5 months 5 days ago

BURUNDIANS ARE TREATED BETTER THAN MALAWIANS. NOW IT EXPLAINS WHY A BURUNDIAN OWN A BIG PIECE OF LAND IN SALIMA. HOW DID HE ACQUIRE LAND? I ASKED ONE OF THE LOCALS. HE SAID THE POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPT. POOR MALAWI THAT IT HAS TO GO THRU THIS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THESE PROBLEMS. BUT, TIME WILL TELL.

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