‘Racist’ German facing deportation in Malawi for calling worker ‘a monkey’

A 46 year old man Hinteregger Jurgen who was the manager for Strabag International, a German company that is constructing a 47 kilometres  Mzuzu-Nkhata bay road is facing removal in the country for abusing Malawian workers, Nyasa Times understands.

Immigration and Police sources confided to Nyasa Times that  Jurgen was taken to Songwe border post where authorities were waiting for removal directions before he is deported.

The 46 years old German reportedly spent a night in a police cell after the matter was reported to the district police station.

Nkhata bay police spokesperson Ignatius Easu said is all started after  one of the Strabag’s drivers, Charles Devina, drove a water tanker on some metal bars and got the vehicle’s tyre to burst.

“This angered Jurgen who shouted and called me a monkey and snatched vehicle keys from me,” Esau said.

The development angered his fellow local drivers who resolved to boycott the work.

Meanwhile, Road Authority spokesperson Portia Kajanga has said the K16.8 billion African Development Bank and Malawi Government-funded road will continue tfollowing a workers’ agreement to return to work

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23 thoughts on “‘Racist’ German facing deportation in Malawi for calling worker ‘a monkey’”

  1. anold says:

    Germans are idots almost all

  2. Palikanthu says:

    I urge the Immigration department/ Police /whoever is responsible to protect the rights of Malawi employees to conduct a quick assessment and hear the grievances of Malawians at the Hands of these so called racist

    From the comments it could be a wide spread Problem. It is not fair that white supremacy/superiority complex /racism should be tolerated in our beloved Country.
    Investigative journalism (Times/ Zodiak etc) here is a fertile ground for you to serve your Country!

  3. white monkey says:

    One of our watchmen offered to help us prune a tree. So he climbed up and sawed off a few branches. Suddenly he fell down and hit the ground quite hard. We drove him to hospital and luckily he didn’t break anything. We sent him home to recover for a few days, he was quite bruised. After a few days I went to visit him at his home together with my cook to see how he was doing. We sat with his family outside his house. At one point I joked: “You must not try to be a kambuku.” Everyone laughed. And since then we all call him kambuku.

    Now imagine if I had called him a monkey.

  4. white monkey says:

    the only racists here are the ones that think that calling a person a monkey for bad driving is racist because the bad driver happened to be black. I know plenty of white people that are deserving of being called a monkey. So if you drive like a monkey, then I will call you a monkey too, regardless of your skin color. Anyone that thinks that is racist, is actually the real racist.

  5. PATRIOT says:

    THAT’S TOO MUCH.CALLING A WORKER A MONKEY?THAT MEANS HE IS ALSO A MONKEY.MONKEYS ARE ALL OVER,CHECK A MONKEY FROM CHINA AND ELSE WHERE AND SEE THEIR FACES KUTI ZIMAONEKA BWANJI NDE MUNDIUZA

  6. benjones says:

    Malawi land of racist.

  7. M ' Malawi wenuweni says:

    I am surprised with reaction that also is racist. Malawians are calling each other monkey every day near my house. Why arrest only a foreigner?

    1. M'malawi says:

      Inu ndi aka Kapirikoni

  8. Freddy says:

    Be aware that the man is not of German nationality, but only works for the German construction company.

  9. Mwakipiki says:

    But why not him just calling back the white guy monkey also? We all resemble monkeys – white or black. Look carefully and you will notice. As others have said, its just unfortunate the remarks came from a white guy. But we all call each other monkey in our locations or even home when one does some stupid thing as did this driver. Its not racism but a mark of anger against a stupid behaviour.

  10. Dipipi wayudiefu says:

    This sort of thing happens here at Raiply almost on daily basis but nothing happens because the Indians here give politicians including Ministers lots of money. Porno business is also very high and lots and lots of report have gone to ma gurus but nothing is happening. Ameneyu anali wowumira. Kumawadisha achina Jaapie ndi Obama if you are in the north, you never be deported.

  11. Fat says:

    Not only a monkey, I remember someone called Malawians cockroaches. Was he deported?

  12. Dr. O says:

    Emi once called me “hai mai mosule, nu zice”. Now that’s rude.

  13. Jelbin mk says:

    Whatever mistake you can do does not render you to be called a monkey. Whoever supports this is not aware of our histories as Africans. Whites used to believe that Africans (am afraid to use the word blacks coz we are not all black in skin colour) which makes them racists when they call any African a monkey if you are not aware. I suggest we even have to criminalise this as swiftly as possible because Malawians have been taken for a ride especially by Indians in their own country yet in other countries Indians are not respected as it is in our country thus why they take advantage of our government and indulge in cashgate with impunity.

    1. Bob says:

      The subject is German the recist‼️

  14. monkey see monkey do says:

    SOMETIMES WE BEHAVE LIKE ONES. SOME OF YOU YOUR MOTHERS HAVE CALLED YOU MONKEYS. CHOKA APA NYANI IWE GALU FISI. THESE ARE COMMON INSULTS PARENTS SHOUT TO THEIR CHILDREN.

  15. Nyopex says:

    It is not only him. There are many more of the like in Malawi especially amongst the Indians and Portuguese.

  16. Harawara says:

    What about those who practice regionalism and tribalism. Who think their tribe and region are more superior than those of of others? When a white man calls a black man monkey you call it racism but when black calls black dog it is a joke.

  17. zoona says:

    They are also fueling prostitution.

  18. kanchenga says:

    But off course this driver is a real monkey. Any responsible manager would have called this foolish man any names depicting foolishness. It’s unfortunate that the manager here is a white man. So are we firing this driver. Honestly I can’t keep this monkey

  19. thunguwire says:

    the same has happened right here in Blantyre. city assembly employees were removing sign post along the roads and they removed a sign post for an indian guys and he called them you monkeys y removing my expensive post…………………..

  20. masa masina says:

    Why drive a water tanker over sharp metal bars? Tyres are very expensive. No wonder the white man lost his cool. Call a spade a spade.

  21. pixy says:

    One day this will also happen to the owner of AC opticals .He is also a German national but very rude.

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