Malawi govt, South Africa meet over 57 trafficked children

Malawi government officials are flying to South Africa to meet their Pretoria counterparts on Wednesday to chart the way forward following the discovery and subsequent rescue of 57 children two weeks ago.

Some of the Malawian children rescued from suspected human traffickers
Some of the Malawian children rescued from suspected human traffickers

Sources at Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe said the two governments are likely to dwell on efforts to bring back the children.

“The children remain in a safe house in South Africa and are being looked after by North West Social Services,” said our source.

President Peter Mutharika recently told the BBC the government would bring back the children who were rescued from a cargo van.

They are aged between  11 to 21.

The suspected three child traffickers are expected to make a second appearance in court on Friday, August 15 have appeared first on July 26, just days after their arrest.

Investigations by Nyasa Times show that the most of the children were from Mangochi and the traffickers paid some money to the parents.

Mangochi police officials say no one has filed a complaint for a missing child in the district.

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