Malawian arrested in South Africa for ‘selling’ 5 people: MPs to debate trafficking bill

A Malawian man has been arrested for human trafficking in Johannesburg,  South Africa Press Agency (Sapa) reported on Friday.

Chibingu: The human trafficking bill to be tabled

Chibingu: The human trafficking bill to be tabled

He was arrested on Thursday but crime intelligence and the department of home affairs, spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi  shielded the name of the suspect.

“The 38-year-old man told undercover police that he was selling four males and one female, aged between 41 and 39 years, for R500 per person,” Mulaudzi said as quoted in the SAPA report.

A transaction was made with police to buy five Malawians for R2 000. Later, the man was arrested in possession of money the police had paid him.

The investigation revealed that the man would lure Malawians to South Africa with the promise of jobs, but would sell them when they arrived.

“The five victims, who have since been taken to a place of safety, had been promised that they were going to work at a farm in North West,” said Mulaudzi.

They were meant to pay the man R1 500 a month, until such time that he would feel that enough had been paid.

“The man will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday… on charges of human trafficking and possible contravention of the Immigration Act,” he said.

A 2014 Human Trafficking report by the US State Department has warned that Malawian women will continue being trafficked across the southern Africa region unless government puts in place strong measures to combat the vice.

The report discloses that victims, which have been identified in African and European countries, are given false identities, travelling papers, and are forced into drugs and prostitution.

Minister of Home Affairs Paul said government will table the Anti-Human Trafficking Bill during the current sitting of Parliament.

Anti-human trafficking campaigner and lawyer Habiba Osman said parliamentarians  should  support the bill once it is bought in Parliament.

Osman said passing of the bill is crucial if Malawi is to win the battle against human trafficking.

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41 thoughts on “Malawian arrested in South Africa for ‘selling’ 5 people: MPs to debate trafficking bill”

  1. yungsai says:

    tikamvere zimenez basi.

  2. Masharubu says:

    Nduna za DPP zimenezo . Nkhope ngati chibakela .

  3. ndadabwa says:

    koma a Malawi chizungu chanu chochititsa manyazi. “this man no bale” bale ya sugar. mumandichititsa manyazi. ndiye mumalimbikira kulemba

  4. Kangwazi Kaboza says:

    Ichi ntchibingu nadi!!!!!!!

  5. Mtchona wopanda mano says:

    Is this the alleged trafficker? He looks like a real criminal. Death penalty basi.

  6. Zanga Phee! says:

    Chibingu needs undergo surgery of his face or his wife should start buying him lotions no ways a minister could have such a rebel face,oops! see my name.

  7. chefourpence says:

    mtumbukatu ameneyu!

  8. Malindima says:

    There are so many Malawians in Johamnesburg who abuse other Malawians.One of them is Willie Daza. He is a monster and threatens these Malawian with a gun. He employes them and never pays them and if they try to claim their money, it is when he pulls his gun. Take note of this name and beware!

  9. jjj says:

    But this nduna has annoyin fface even fellow man cant be attracted ie gsys

  10. The name sounds more like Zimbabwe an

  11. nyasa boy says:

    In Malawi we don’t have that color he must say exactly where he came from

  12. nyasa boy says:

    Thanks SAPS this man plz no bale and he desave each person life centace he is not a Malawian

  13. Moyo wawukape kwambiri,zowona kumagulisa anzake powanamizila kuti awapezela ntchito?
    Zingofanana ndi mulandu wakupha.life prizon ameneyo.

  14. Laza Thoms says:

    mpatseni chilango adachita zoputsa ameneyo

  15. Kennedy nali says:

    This man is not a real malawian, life prison should be the only solution.

  16. njoka says:

    Amangidwe wanyadzitsa mtundu waa Malawi.

  17. prophet says:

    sizachilendo human trafficking ikuchitika nkhale konkuno.Azimayi kapena atsikana ambili ali mmabar atanamizidwa kuti akukagwila ntchito ya mnyumba.

  18. owen says:

    Zowolpsa

  19. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Koma ma business ena ndioyipa.

    So these people when us, we are just good as cattle for sale? But courts will tell us that has his rights as any other person yet he does not respect our rights.

    This person should be punished.

  20. snaiper says:

    Please a nyasa times foto ya ndunayi musadzayikenso chifukwa imangokhala ngati yapalamula milanduyo ndi ndunayi please find another photo of this man.

  21. mjegge says:

    South africa please punish a stupid man,give him life inprison.

  22. james says:

    Ameneyi apachhikidwe basi

  23. ali says:

    He deserve stiffer penalty

  24. Kapyepye says:

    One akufuna andigule koma ndalamazo andipatse one ndemwe. Ndipo ndiambere chire.

  25. Akuonekadi pa fotopo kuti akhoza kugulitsa munthu awa. Taaoneni kuopsako!

    Oh that’s not him? Napepe.

  26. Sagwa says:

    R500 ❔per head anthu ake odwala, munthu wa ku Malawi ndi otchipadi ndithu

  27. Neutral says:

    Ine wina anafuna kundigulitsa kwa m’busa wa feki mzina la banja, nditakana anadana nane, komatu ndiwachibale munthuyo. Kkkkkkkkkk

  28. Chris Chikwemba says:

    My fellow malawians lets love one another, Zowona mmalo mogulitsa bonya mwayamba bussines ya wanthu.

  29. Mafikizolo says:

    Nyasatimes, get a better photograph of Mr. Chibingu please . Before I read the story, I actually thought that was the picture of the arrested human trafficking suspect .

  30. prof chirwa says:

    Tamuoneni tindenvu taketo ngati tobweleka! Nkwidzingeni 50years ena atengepo mphunziro.

    1. Hahahahahaha. That’s not him

  31. xxxxxxx says:

    KOMA MUNTHU NDI WOOPSADI. MPAKA PAMENEPA. UFITITU UWU.

  32. BUGUDOSHI says:

    Ndalama zavuta kkkkk

  33. wanda says:

    The bill on its own is toothless. There is a need to tighten our border securities and everyone should have national identity cards.

  34. aunt so says:

    Treat him acording to the seriousnesss of the offence as per grobal human trafficking Act.

  35. wawa says:

    Ine ndimawona ngati malamulo analeka kugwira ntchito bwino kumalawi….second thing anthu amene president amasankha kuthandiza boma they are not doing what they are supposed to .. us sach zikuwoneka nga president akulephera …… ontop of this issue i beleive for sure kuti uyu simmalawi

  36. thunduwike says:

    Sad story, viwachewa ivi sono vikuchita nthena rsk

  37. ibrahim makwati says:

    Anthu inu ndikukudabwani ndalama zavuta kamainu aipalibe zovuta pofuna kugula galimoto ndi yovutaija inekumadabwa kuti aaaeeeiii chabwino

  38. Thomas says:

    Ntchito ya anthu akumwera ndiyomweyo basa sukulu yinalephereka abale athuwa

  39. Nyaliki says:

    Human trafficking is taking place everyday in Malawi.

  40. ALPHAH says:

    Zafika pamenepa? nchifukwa chake mukugula magalimoto abwino. mupatseni 30years ndende, ndisamve wina akuti human rights

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