Tanzania arrests 250 Malawi illegal immigrants

About 250 Malawians were last Friday arrested and kept in Police custody on various charges mainly illegal entry and overstaying in Tanzania.

rrested Malawian identified as Dr Esther Mwenitumba was employed by the government as a Chief Medical Officer at Mburahati Health Centre who submitted false documents at the department.

Tanzania arrested Malawian identified as Dr Esther Mwenitumba was employed by the government as a Chief Medical Officer at Mburahati Health Centre who submitted false documents at the department.

Songwe Border Post Public Relations Officer Yusuf Shaibu confirmed the development in an interview with Zodiak, a private broadcaster in Malawi on Thursday.

Shaibu told the radio that the Malawians have already appeared before Court in Dare salaam.

He said they were slapped with hefty fine of which most of them failed to pay.

According to the Police Publicist, the people were fined ranging from One Million, 500,000 and 300,00  Tanzanian Shillings.

They will in default, be sent to Morogoro Farm where they will be involved in  Farm works as labourers.

Recently, Tanzanian authorities also arrested Malawian identified as Dr Esther Mwenitumba was employed by the government as a Chief Medical Officer at Mburahati Health Centre who submitted false documents at the department.

The development comes after hundreds of Malawians are still being kept at Lindela Prison in South Africa on similar offences waiting to be repartriated back home.

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Kaka Flani
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Get it right guys!

Dr. Esther Green Simon Mwenitumba was arrested in August 2016 (see http://allafrica.com/stories/201608080421.html ) and I do not think this should be taken as “Tanzania-Malawi” issue.

These people sneaked into the govt and were treated as govt employees.

Asante

Pax Romana
Guest

How many illegal Tanzanian immigrants are in Malawi?So many and yet the government does nothing.Akaba nthawi zanji kuti azilimbana ndi illegal immigrants.Utsilu basi malabishi

Chemusa
Guest
Nyasa Times. This is a good report. But make a follow up. Ask the minister of home affairs and foreign affairs what they make of this report. Also ask them what plans they have to deport immigrants from Burundi, Pakistan etc. Malawi is led by very sleepy people. Illegal immigrants freely come to Malawi and government is silent. Some of these illegal immigrants are even given Malawian passports. Malawi is sucks. Please report all illegal immigrants. Start rounding them up. Malawians are hunted like animals in other countries. Imagine rounding up 250 at the same time. In South Africa over… Read more »
Chemusa
Guest

Msowoya is always emotional. He does not analyse issues critically. For example, where does he get figures that there are 500 Tanzanians living illegally in Malawi? Or 2 million Malawians in Zambia?

Mr Kwame Maseko
Guest

Boarders divide families and cause conflict. Colonialism is the scourge that has created the modern day Africa. It’s time to change our thinking and come together as one people moving forward. Lets go back to our roots, way before foreign ideas such as religion and hatred for self conditioned our minds.

winston msowoya
Guest

I HAVE TO CATAGORICALLY APOLOGISE FOR MY MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUE I WAS INDEED,OUT OF MY MINDS.I SINCERELY BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL FORGET AND FORGIVE MY ERRORS.

winston msowoya
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Jai Chipwete,please come to your stable senses.In the first place there are morethan one million Malawians in Tanzania living illegally compared to less than 500 Tanzanians living in Malawi illegally.Your senseless comments,are void of real good neighbourliness never held of since independence.There was a time when Banda claimed part of Tanzania as Malawi’s,but Nyerere told his people to calm down and ignore the rhetorics of an imperialist dupe who was there to devide Africa for his own greedy ends.Hastings Banda,Jomo Kenyatta and Mobutu Sese Seko,were highly paid CIA Agents and at the same time,were the traitors of African liberation movements.Right… Read more »
Pax Romana
Guest

Kambwe iwe you don’t even know what you’re talking about

frinho
Guest

My friends the situation is not good, those people are now in Prison not a farm as stated above and they double the number stated above, Last week I visited some of those people at Segerea Prison they have been jailed for six months, some women with pregnancies it’s actually saddening, our government has kept a blind eye , says nothing about it any way God is good and able they will overcome the situation

Hastings Banda
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Alendo mdziko lanthu la Malawi amankhala mwaufulu koma ife kupita m’maiko azanthu sinkhaza zake zimene tikukumanazo, kodi chi christu chanthu chili pati ndikufusa inu azisongoleri akuno ku malawi?

cargo rider(finale wa kabaza)
Guest

uchitsiru wa atsogoleri anu ndi omwe ukukuzunzitsani,

bwamnoni
Guest

Please, Malawi Government just go to Tanzania and verify if indeed our people have been arrested over pity reasons. If you come back just make sure that all the Taifas are dealt with. Take them by neck. Imagine our towns are very crowded with these people from Tanzania.

Clear them now and send them to our farms. Good enough rains have just started pouring. We need manpower to do our work

Work up mother Malawi.

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