India embassy intervenes on 67 arrested illegal workers in Malawi

Officials from the Indian High Commission to Malawi in Lilongwe are in talks with Capital Hill on the 67 Indians who were arrested last week for working in the country without work permits.

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Sources at the High Commission said there was a high level meeting between the government and the High Commission officials last week after the arrest.

“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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NTCHANA
NTCHANA
10 months ago

the DPP government, instead of creating jobs for millions of jobless Malawians, it was importing Indians, to make matters worse chartering a plane for them? stupidity of the highest older, Mr lawyer, this government did not invite those Indian Immigrants, they should ask Mr Mutharika. This government will just send them back home, it has a duty to create 1,000,000 jobs for Malawians

Malawi belong to the citizens

One day is one day,our day will come anthu amatidere kwambiri, we will make big history when our day comes.

Matako
Matako
10 months ago

what kind of jobs were being performed by these Indians that could not have been handled by Malawians? I have been to other countries where jobs are only given to expatriates if the locals can not fill them.The immigration officials who gave these illegal workers permits should be investigated

Papani
Papani
10 months ago

Even if they go its not like u will get these positions so doesnt make a difference

John leketa
John leketa
10 months ago

immigration law igwire ntchito. It doesn’t matter whether the previous government invited them and chartered a plane for them, the fact is they were working without an employment permit which is contrary to sec 21:1 of the immigration act

China
China
10 months ago

If a plane was chartered for them then something illegal took place someone from previous government benefitted they need to be arrested and the immigration officer amangidwe muona nyekhwe

James
James
10 months ago

Give Malawians what belongs to malawians

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago

asatinyengepo apa. what about the malawi-india embassy ku india komwe anacokerako??? aa mwatani inu talankhulani ku India ko. musatinyengeze .zausilu bwanji. munadya ndalama atakupatsani mmwenye and you just did yanu ija.yoconga ndi pakamwa. hedeee just a nod is enough to charter a plane mpakana?? tafufuzani asatitaitae nthawi on a straight forward issue. sizofunikilaso lawyer izi. ”anabwera and workingvwithout permits. someone somebody knows something.
ma illegal timawaziwa olowa okha kudzera bjila zodziwa okha. koma iyi mpaka chartered plane???? ugalu taking malawians for granted

Gule
Gule
10 months ago

Remember illegal immigrants and the prisoners are different …we have zaleka where the belong to.

Maliseche
Maliseche
10 months ago

No Malawian can just appear in I dis and start working, that can’t happen! Indians are the most racists people! You need to find out who payed for the chartered plane????? APM doesn’t know!

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