Police net 2 Mozambicans for trafficking Malawian girls

Malawi police in Phalombe district on Wednesday afternoon intercepted four girls who were being trafficked to Mozambique for Labour and prostitution exploitation.

Malawian girls rescued from Mozambican traffickers

Malawian girls rescued from Mozambican traffickers

Arrested for trafficking girls

Arrested for trafficking girls

The police have since arrested two Mozambicans for human trafficking offences.

Police, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the girls at Phalombe trading centre as they were being ferried in a minibus registration number BR 3808.

Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi said they have arrested Shadreck Matebule, 51, and 23-year-old Siliva Sapatero both from Vularo village, T/A Vularo in the district of Milanje in Zambezia Province-Mocambique.

”The two confessed that they wanted to employ the victims as bargirls at a newly opened bar in Milanje- Mozambique,” explained Nkhwazi.

The victims were all drawn from Migowi trading centre in Phalombe namely; Magret Salimu, 18, of Mulo village, T/A Kadewere in Chiradzulu, Esther Jafalie,19, of Namasalima village in Machinga, Mary Masanjala, 19, of Masauli village, T/A Ntchema in Chiradzulu and Modester Magilini, 19, of Chimaliro village T/A Chimaliro in Thyolo.

The suspects are expected to appear before court soon on the charges of Human Trafficking contrary to Section 269 0f the Penal Code.

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Hey mr human trafficker you hav the right to remain silent.


net girls too are stupid fools ndi ti ma hule. kapena tiloleni tipite takapelekeko hiv ku milanje. Gembuzayo ndi chisanuyo amasuleni azipita.

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State of the Nation address ya Peter

These are not victims per se. Awa ndi mahule looking for greener pastures. It’s like our footballers trekking to Mozambique for better perks. The issue is more of undocumented exportation of workforce. Mumasuleni bamboyo. Nkhope za mahule awo zimaoneka kwambiri pa Chitakale.

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Is employing people as bar girls (bar tenders) illegal?


Thyolo, mulanje and phalombe should be a sovereign state, kikiki. They will be exporting labourers and prostitutes

Allan mkwanda

People why were doing bad habit

The Picture Analyst

Are you sure that these are women including ali kumapetoyo? Why do people like to cheat one another?
Ine nde, I trust my eyes more than my ears and what my eyes are telling me, these are less female and more male; and therefore cant be women.
Aunt Tiwo looks even more feminine in his chitenje, handbag and posture than these men here! Nde bolanso mukanati ali pansiyo tu kuti ndi mkazi.

The lighter side of life


Some stories!


Taking a look at the girls, i doubt if they were indeed victims. Zinazi timaziyamba tokha

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