Malawi parliament pushes for deportation of British racist expatriate

Parliament’s International Relations Committee says it is fighting to have a racist expatriate Mike Harper deported, following his description of a Malawian house maid as a slave.

Harper’s comments reeked of racism.

Alex Meja, the chairman of the committee said Malawi cannot sit back and watch as whites call Malawians in their own land as slaves.

“These remarks should not be condoned. This is a very crucial and sensitive issue. Mr Harper should have known this,” said Meja.

Harper, in a WhatsApp group chat for expatriates described Gloria Mussa as a slave after her boss posted on the group that she was leaving Malawi and was leaving behind a trustworth and hard working maid.

Meja said the committee is seeking an audience with the British High Commission to Malawi over the issue.

“But our stand remains the same, he should be deported. We can’t take his utterances lightly,” he said.

Harper has since apologised to Mussa and Malawians, saying he did not mean to hurt the housemaid.

Mussa said he intends to take Harper to court for compensation as human rights activists are working behind the scenes to have the issue outside the courts.

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Johni
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Johni

Who is this Harper guy. All the stories I have read have not explained what he is doing in Malawi. Is he British, American and what brought him to Malawi. Nanga kumangoti expatriate Harper basi?

Falozi makwangwala
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Falozi makwangwala

THE REMARKS WAS OBVIOUSLY A JOKE OF A BAD TASTE, VERY INSENSITIVE AND IT DISPLAYED A CHARACTER IN HIM OF HOW HE MAY BE PERCEIVING THE UNDERPRIVILEDGED LOW SKILL LABOUR WHO HELP HIM, LOOK AFTER HIM IN ALL AREAS DOMESTRICALLY IN CHARGE TO WHAT IN UK WOULD BE UNLAWFULLY LOW WAGE. HOWEVER HE APOLOGIES AND IM SURE THE ONE VICTIM OF THIS COMMENT WOULD TAKE THE APOLOGY, IT WAS IN A PRIVATE FORUM AND LETS BE HONEST IT IS JUST A RACIST JOKE. IT HURTS BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS, UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANT CHANGE THE WAY SOME PEOPLE SEE… Read more »

Chigawenga
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Where does he stay? he needs a special vistation to squeze his nose

John
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John

APPEARS KU MALAWI KUNSALA AGALU NOKHANOKHA NANGA MPAKAN THE WHO COMITTEE NKHANI YAKE YOMWEYI YOKANA KUNYENGENDWA KUNYINI????????????

Raja curry powder
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Raja curry powder

Me ndine malawi but of mixed race. My gogo is from baluku in mangochi. Everyday i go to town the black malawians say “uzipita kwanu iwe” i see indians in these shops iltreating malawians. Quite frankly the most racist people in this country are the black malawians and the indians and the least being the whites. He made a mistake let it go. Stop this witch hunting… amalawi u are frustrated but point that frustration to the right people.

Truth pains
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Truth pains

Racist comments are more bad than all these things many of you are saying. A white man calling a black person a slave is more insulting than all these political gimmicks you people are comparing with

D. Tembo
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D. Tembo

Deportation of Mr Harper up to the Parliament? What the maid will benefit from his deportation? More Indians and Asians are abusing more Malawian around the country than this white man who said it through social media with his friends without an intention of abusing the maid he did not know about. There are so many issue Parliament can do than forcing deportation of an individual like Harper

CHISYANO
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CHISYANO

Apology not accepted. Fotseke. Deport this racist back to his Council Estate before someone bitch slaps this old, wrinkled, horrible, nasty, mean spirited Pleb. He is not welcome in this beautiful country.

Dan
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Dan

In fact the committee and the whole parliament has not just mentioned all Malawian to be ‘slaves’ but have actually lived to make sure we are slaves indeed so let the Briton alone. You have no moral platform to pontiphicate for such a moral ground they themselves have not lived. To hell with your hypocrisy.

Panganani
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AKUTIBERA NDI WATHU OR MCHONA WINA WAKE AND WE KNOW HIM.WE WILL DEAL WITH HIM AT AN OPPORTUNE TIME.KOMA NA HARPER-I ABSOLUTELY AGREE-AZIPITA!!!!!!!!!!AKAPANGIRE MWANO KWAWO KONKO!!!

Woyee
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Woyee

Another expatriate that shud be deported is Mark Bainbridge of illovo. He is exploiting us Malawian employees. He is a tyrant but we all fear him for safety of our jobs. He must go. And we do k noiw that we will get another expatriate MD but I’m sure even if he is bad, he will still be better than Bainbridge. Govt please do something about this idyot. We don’t want him and I speak for all of us in nchalo, I am told Limbe and dwangwa are of same opinion. Govt pls act.

Resto
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Resto

Indeed. This illovo pig must also be investigatef. Recently when advised about certain advocacy matter he was overheard saying the authorities can go to hell. The issue was to do with a staff query about one Cuthbert who is in an office with no designation or correct work permit but as a consultant. It is the normal activity for many expats in here. They pose as consultants indefinitely. SO AITHORITIES SHOULD GO TO HELL. Amalawi ku pusa.

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