Malawi Police arrest 8 Tanzanians heading to Kayerekera mine

Malawi Police in northern border district of  Karonga on Wednesday arrested 8 Tanzanian nationals for entering the country without travelling documents who were heading to Kayerekera Uranium mine site.

Paladin’s Kayelekera mine in Karonga, Malawi’s northern boarder district

Confirming the development to Nyasa Times, Karonga police deputy spokesperson George Mlewa said the arrest comes after a tip-off from some residents.

He said the group was heading to Kayerekera Uranium mine site but the police are yet to establish their intention.

The group was arrested in the area of group village headman Kayuni which is close to the mine.

“We have indeed arrested eight Tanzanian nationals who entered the country without traveling documents. The group were heading to Kayerekera Uranium mine site,” said Mlewa.

According to Mlewa the investigation on the matter are still underway and that the suspects are in the police custody.

The Karonga deputy police spokesperson said the group will appear before the court soon to answer the charges of criminal trespass which is contrary to section 314 of the penal code but said the case may change according to the evidence gathered through the investigation.


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Well done police. This shud be the beginning. Plz flash out all illegal immigrants from other countries. Malawians are chased from other countries like animals. We have to do the same.

Wanga ndi yemweyo

What is it that we are worried about most? Is it illegal entry into the country or “criminal trespass” by approaching the Kayerekera Uranium Mine? Surely one is more serious than the other?


We have hunderds of Malawian illegally living here we take easy for being neighbous….you people seems to have something wrong in your heart,I can see your comment I think time will come when this things need to be taken seriously.

Senford Kalonde

Welldone Malawi Police

Senford Kalonde

Welldone Malawi Police.

Mbuyache flex

Let’s be serious….? on what…. ??? The group had no travel documents …..malamulo agwire ntchito basi tisamasekerere zopusa amalawi


I think Tanzanians ayamba kutilowa mkati tsopano.Tiyeni tigwirane manja


let’s be serious. a group of foreigners heading to a uranium mine and we charge them with criminal trespass? this is quite grave

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