“The talks are still going on despite the matter is in court,” said our source at the High Commission.
The Lilongwe resident magistrate’s court is expected to rule on the bail application for the suspects tomorrow, Monday.
The foreign workers were arrested by Immigration authorities on allegations that they did not have working permits.
Defense lawyer Joseph Chiumia accused the government of double standards, saying the same government invited the Indian workers, saying it even chartered a plane for them because commercial flights were grounded due to the covid-19 pandemic but now the same government was deporting them.
But state lawyer Binwell Kachingwe said the fact that the suspects did not have work permits is proof enough that they were illegally working in the country.
However the state maintained that it is a normal practice to have foreigners work without work permits while the permits are being processed.
Meanwhile, the 67 have to since been remanded at Maula prison.
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