Malawi Police impound mineral packed vehicle from Chinese firm

Malawi Police in Chitipa have impounded a vehicle full of gemstones minerals from a Chinese firm which is mining at Mbilima village in chief Mwaulambya’s area.

Malawi’s stolen minerals

Police officer-in-charge Aubrey Kawale said o the vehicle had been detained for what he called security reasons following disagreements between the firm and the community.

The police confiscated the vehicle keys and the licence of the driver.

Kawale said the vehicle would be released after talks on Monday between the community and the Chinese mining firm which is to be brokered by government officials.

Earlier, the communities blocked the road to the mine with big stones and branches of trees so that no vehicle should leave the mine with the minerals.

However, at night, mine workers removed the barriers and let the vehicle full of the minerals out.

The community wants the company to commit itself in corporate social responsibility which include construction of roads, school blocks, clinics, among others.

They accuse the company of exporting the minerals to China on the pretext of testing.

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winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
1 year ago

Malawians who contributed to the anti corruption views,are surely Malawians of love who feel right into their hearts where Malawi is heading to.Brothers and Sisters bear in mind that no country in Africa,will come for the redemption of our beloved nation of Malawi.We must stand alert to defend our rights and freedom.Chipembere,Yatuta Chisiza,Attati Mphakati, Dunduzu Chisiza,Augustine Bwanausi,Rose Chiwambo,Vera Chirwa,Nelson Silombela,Chidawati,Massamba,Jomo Chikwakwa the list is long for our heroes.These people in power to-day,never contributed to the freedom struggle of our beloved Malawi.My brothers and sisters,no one will come and deliver us from the nasty and tribalistic regime of the Muthalikas’ and… Read more »

Kadzutsa
Kadzutsa
1 year ago

ive been in this business for so many years. From my experience Malawi is very rich in minerals in all the three regions. The only problem we have is lack of political will. I remember 5 years ago, Mota engil was illigally mining gold nuggets in Manondo area close to Zalewa. They extracted tones of gold nuggets worth billions if not trillions. I witnessed several times tracks carrying gold nuggets being shipped to Johannesburg where it proceeded to Porto, Portugal. All this was happening in full view of the president as MPS was the one providing escort to Johannesburg. Fast… Read more »

winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
1 year ago

What is MDF waiting to launch a Military takeover and later handover the power to the citizens of Malawi to arrange another NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS? Malawians,we are made loughing stock of AFRICA,for looking at the CHINESE openly destroying our economy and indeed,our international pride.The leaders of Malawi,instead of chasing the CHINESE THIEVES,they are chasing the NORTHERNERS from the two Provinces and thighten their tribalistic KNOWHOW.Malawians,I personally worked with the Chinese when they were building the TAZALA railroad inTanzani.These people are self loving and dame fascists worse than former Boers of South Africa.As we are talking about the STONES,already TONS of… Read more »

Gongoni Wakuda
Gongoni Wakuda
1 year ago

WHO GAVE THESE CHINESE LICENSE TO MINE?

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

I googled gemstones. The blue one cost $3.93 million per curat. Guys our wealth is going. Iwe nduna Kuntsaira Binto, umathamanga kukatseka ma office, katseke mgodiwu kaya. Mbala zikuba masana.
This is why Rwanda is far ahead of us.

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

What is this now? The government ministers and officials said it is a lie that gemstones confisticated at the TZ checkpoint was a lie!
This is organized crime from the top. I salute the police and the Moab. The government will cast a blind eye. Set the vehicle ablaze

Chule
Chule
1 year ago
Reply to  Aka

For its organised

Moya
Moya
1 year ago

When a country is in the hands of thieves and poor malawians are wondering why these thieves have invited fellow thieves from China to come and get the loot. You reap what u saw. Failed state!! This is the reason why people are going in the street to protest. Some fat cow at the ministry of energy and mines has sold malawi soul whilst he is now busy buying plots from the Chinese bribe.

Naluso
Naluso
1 year ago

Malawi wake up? Do you know the value of Gemstones? Is the country benefiting from this or individuals? If yes how much is Malawi and the people benefiting? This is very sad, the riches of Malawi are being looted, supported by a few people that are benefiting, meanwhile the people are dying of poverty. The issue in not just social responsibility for the residents of Chitipa, It is about the whole mining policy in Malawi, who owns the mine and the Minerals? How much is Malawi getting? Who knows where the share of the money for for Malawi is going?… Read more »

Chule
Chule
1 year ago
Reply to  Naluso

Too bad

MOSHKO
1 year ago

Peter Tippex muthalika —–‘ZANU IZO INE SIKWATHU KU MALAWI KUNO —NDIPATSENI MADZI NDIMWE NDINGAKOMOKEPO APA ISAAA !!

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Ma Chinese ali ndi ambuyawo. All this is just to create an impression that the government is cracking on illegal mine when in the background you know what you are doing. Don’t fool us.

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