71 Ethiopians jailed for illegal entry in Malawi, to be deported after jail

The Dowa First Grade Magistrate ha found 71 Ethiopian nationals guilty of illegal entry and have been sentenced to pay a fine of k5,000.00 each and three months in jail with hard labour.

Ethiopains captured for illegal entry in Malawi
Ethiopains captured for illegal entry in Malawi

The illegal lags were answering the offence of entering the country Illegal in which they all admitted the charge.

Magistrate Amulani Phiri also said after serving their sentence, they will be deported.

The court heard that on January 1, the police who were conducting sweeping exercise received a tip that some Ethiopian nationals  entered the country illegally and they were on their way to Dzaleka refugee camp.

Police prosecutors Inspectors Ivy Sangwa and Sergeant Aggines Mphinga said the accused were arrested when the police had put an adhock road broke at Mbalame village along Dowa Lumbazi road.

Sangwa told the court to impose a stiff sentence because they could have brought in some deseases like Ebola.

In passing the sentence, Phiri agreed with the prosecutors and imposed a custodial sentence.

The Magistrate also issued removal directions, saying Immigration department should deport them after serving their sentence.

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wedinakfa
wedinakfa
5 years ago

Very sad an African country Malawi to incarcerate other Africans simply for asking protection to protect their lives and to excuse by saying that in case they bring disease with them is, it shows how Mali is a country of arrogant and ignorant people including the stupid judge who passed this sentence perhaps he/she might have pocketed fist of full of dollars from the dictators of Ethiopia.

To the person who call himself Patriot, I pity you, but hence you are ignorant still in slavery mentality I empathise with your because you are mentally retard !!! son of a Bitch!”!

Patriot
Patriot
5 years ago

Eeeh tiribe ndalama zodyesa akanganyawa, DEPORT them quickly quickly, tisataye nthawi yathu ndi ma Al Shababu wa.

king'a
5 years ago

Inu zachina Mphuyo,Manondo, Kasambala ndi za a Police okuba ndimfuti zija zilipati simunagamule? Stupid Malawi Court, ntchito kufuna Malipilo ochuluka zinyengo nkati

sabiti
sabiti
5 years ago

just deport them no room in our prisons

alick fwaya nkhatabay boy

Musawapange deport. Anthu omweo ndiwo angabwerese chitutuko chaziko

mpimintha
mpimintha
5 years ago

They were coming to South Africa, please release them.

mjiba
mjiba
5 years ago

stiff sentence 5 pin hahahah our laws

pina
pina
5 years ago

Fotseki dziko la malawi

hope
hope
5 years ago

Angowatumiza

kabotolo
kabotolo
5 years ago

ZOWONA. Ma Ethiopians ndi anthu odzisankha but that is besides the point . ndizovuta kuwapanga deport koma mmene umphawi uliri mu dziko lam Malawi. Sitithandizika ndi ma illegal immigrants. Apite kwao akalime kwao ndi mene moyo uliri masiku ano. adzadzana ngati mene anthu ena obwera pa Malawi anadzadzira. Kenako anyambe kukuwuzani kuti sikwanu

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