Immigration chief dismiss ‘torture’ on trainees as three deaths recorded

Chief immigration officer Masauko Medi has said the deaths of three trainees at the department were due to physical stress associated with interview and training.

Chief Immigration officer Masauk Medi: No torture

Reports indicate that two of the three trainee immigration officers died while running around Mapanga ground in Blantyre as part of the physical interviews last year while another died this month during his last physical training at Nkula.

Immigration Department insiders claim the trainees are undergoing rigorous physical exercises as part of the interviews   that include running around five laps around a football pitch, beaten and tortured.

But Medi said the training for recruits which was introduced by the training committee was not torture, saying the death of one officer was “purely natural” according to a post-mortem.

He said some people came to training after a binge drinking and failed to run.

“Two people collapsed while running and died,” he said.

Medi said those who aspire for security jobs must prepare for such interviews and training before joining.

However, a father of one of trainees who died, Timothy Kandeu, is failing to come to terms of the death of his son this month.

Osman Kandeu said despite the postmorterm indicating that his son died of high blood pressure,  he feels the death was due to torture  as he had no history of  blood pressure.

He said the family was never told of the son’s ill health “only to be told of the death.”

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Ndumbehson
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Ndumbehson

Eyetu, mesa mmangotenga achaphwanu regardless of their health. Tiye nazoni

KUCHITEKETE
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MWANANYANIAN, WONDERFUL OBSERVATION AND GOOD ADVICE TO AGONTHANKUTU!!!!!!!!!!! PROBLEM IS THAT MOST OF THOSE CANDIDATES EVEN OWAPANGITSA TRAININGWO ARE AFRAID TO TALK OR INSTRACT THEM GENUINELY PERTAINING TO DOS AND DONTS OF THE JOB THEY R BEING TRAINED FOR BECAUSE SIKUTI AMAKHALA ANTHU OTI APITAKO ON MERIT BUT SENT THERE BY VERY POWERFUL eg POLITITIANS WHOM THEY R RELATED TO AS A RESULT THERE R TOO MANY SHORT CUTS…LOSS OF A HUMAN LIFE IS ALWAYS SAD AND AM NOT A SADIST BUT IF SUCH IS THE TREND DEATHS WONT HALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

But try to write in small letters, it is easy to read.

Mr Biscuit
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Mr Biscuit

I think its high time the Malawi Police Services should include FIRST AID in their training programmes like these. Other wise the lives of our departed brothers could have been saved.

nkonsimphile gumede
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too much nepotistic type of selection for these jobs kumatengana pazibale zanu ndi odwala omwe for a security job which mostly involves physical exercises. mutha nonse, this should act as a lesson and you should watch out when you carry out your useless selection next time!!!!!!

Ngolongoliwa wa 81 yrs
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Ngolongoliwa wa 81 yrs

Mr. Medi, I agree with you, security jobs should never be simple. Most of these guys recruited are not on merit but bcoz r relatives to so and so. Ndiyeno ba komokani kumeneko, ife tilibe azibale tiwona kuti tipanga bwanji………..

Steve Mbewe
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Steve Mbewe

Something is going on. This must be investigated thoroughly otherwise innocent and youthful lives are being lost. Nayenso Medi’tu aziyankhula ngati ali ndi ana.

GIRIMOTI
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GIRIMOTI

too bad!!!!!!

Big
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Big

Mumatengana pachibale ndiye ife mufuna titani?

Jesus is Lord
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Jesus is Lord

Security jobs must never be simple, they have to be hard. Some of these people who join these jobs have never naver had any exercise in their life, they spend their whole days sleeping and watching movies in their rooms and they just jump into security jobs. Beside the job scarcity we should choose wisely to avoid such calamities. Some of these people can not even carry a bag of maize to a close maize mill and then you expect them to do security training.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Well put and very truel. The other thing is that most cheat on age and cannot suddenly cope with the intense physical workouts!

Sure
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Sure

Very well said age, upeza zaka wadutsa , koma poti wosankhayo ndi ankolo ake kumutenga..
Its sad that they have lost live s koma torture imakhalako asaname tidawona ifeyou kumskhala torture. Same malawi army kumakhal torture now to, complain they getscared. Kumakhala torture assname

Wanrike
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Wanrike

Kulowa ntchito chifukwa choti kusogolo lulu mubale Ndili chocho, kulembana ntchito mwah chinyengo ana okulira mofewa ,katundu olemera ndi kufunda blanket

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

RIP abale inu. Do candidates for these jobs undergo medical exams, as a matter of routine, as part of the recruiting process? How about just before strenuous exercises? This should be mandatory, even if these jobs are not as physically demanding as, say, the Police or the Army – if these exercises are mandatory. Here is a clear case of negligence basi on the part of the Government, even if the apparently outrageous claim that candidates had binged on alcohol (the day) before the “interview” is true. Shouldn’t place 100 per cent of the blame on the candidates; meaning the… Read more »

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