Malawi musician Alfazema arrested in Dubai for littering, pays fine

Malawi’s once-famous musician Joseph Alfazema has been released  by the police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after paying a fine as he was arrested  for littering in the public.

Joseph Alfazema

Joseph Alfazema

Alfazema who quit his singing career, at least for now, for a job as an unskilled labourer Dubai  is among tens of thousands of Malawians under employment scheme launched by former president Joyce Banda to beat joblessness in Malawi suffering over 50% unemployment.

He has been in the United Arab Emirates since October last year.

According to published repors, Alfazema was travelling in a commuter from Al Aweer to Deira, before a policeman nabbed him  because he was seen chewing bubblegum and littering in the public as the bus was passing Sonapur.

Alfazema, famous for the hit Tilibe Chonena confirmed that he was handcuffed and charged before paying a fine of 200 UAE Dirham (K25 000).

“It is true that I was arrested. As you know, I am not familiar with the laws here as I have been here for three months now. I was arrested for chewing and littering in public. But I paid the fine after they detained me,” said Alfazema as quoted by The Nation  newspaper of Malawi on Monday.

“In Malawi, we are used to chewing in public with no consequence. This has made me to start consulting on the laws here so that I am fully acquainted with how it works,” he said.

Alfazema is working for a company involved in the production of concrete blocks and tiles as a plant operator and controls water levels in concrete making machines of the company.

His career has hit the skids due his lack of recording equipment and funds to produce DVDs for sale. He last recorded a video four years ago.

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Gift Chilumpha

Mnyamata waukhondo ameneyo ku dziko lakwawo kwaweni ndiye kuononga kkkkkkk koma ubwerako

Western Wilson



Next tym try to booze in public,the next flight to Africa will be available!!!kkk



kudzolowera kukodza paliponse

dambudzo mwasanya

Amangofuna kumususimitsa mnyamatayu.The Arabs are like that to foreigners.Akabwera kuno akakutha Tsabola you will see them spitting anyhow without seeing the authority doing anything.its time Malawi became tough ndi anthu obwera.They don’t have any respect for them when they live in their countries.

Common sense is not common! In terms of public hygiene, we do a lot of things in Malawi that are in no way OK and it’s plain stupid to think of even attempting the same else where. It does no good to our reputation as Malawians. And on a serious note, Malawi now has a lot of intelligent and competitive college graduates at different levels who are strugglling to secure employment. I think government should highly prioritize those individuals when seeking these employment deals with other countries. Exporting unskilled labor seems full of drama, counterproductive and quite unfair for the… Read more »

Mukamva Aluya ndiye Amenewo.
Alibe mphwete ndi munthu obwera.
Chikhalire amati iwo ndi anthu a mtendere. Pali chikondi pamenepa?
Ngati Kutaya chingamu = K25,000.00
Nanga Kutaya chikutilo chakondomu (Littering a Condom) = K 25,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 Plus Kudulidwa MBOLO.
Kunya mmadzi posambira kapena pansi pa bridge = $25,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.00.
Kulemphera kunenena kuti abale Manyi anatondipora. Amvekere iwe osamaga buleki bwanji.


when you are in roma do as romanas do. Kuzowela kuti ine ndi mMalawi, ndimanyera paliponse….fools

ndipo uchitsiru wa aMalawi amatsekerera zianthu zobwera nanji-nanji akakhala mzungu wamkazi ali amuchinda….fools

Hannockie kambirinya

kuzorowera kunyera paliponse basi

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