Malawi Police probes Tanzania ‘nuclear spy’ reports

Malawi Police in Karonga say they are probing reports that eight Tanzanians found loitering around Kayelekera Uranium mine were spying on suspected Malawi’s nuclear manufacturing.

Mahiga: These are serious allegations.

Karonga police deputy spokesperson George Murewa said the eight suspects are in full remand at Mzuzu prison.

“We are investigating them on several issues including the nuclear issue,” he said.

The police publicist however said the eight Tanzanians have been charged with criminal trespassing.

They are yet to be brought before a court of law to answer the charges.

Tanzania Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, told The Citizen newspaper of that he was unaware of the reports and promised to make a follow-up.

“I’m hearing this the first time from you. These are serious allegations. I will make a follow-up this evening. I will get in touch with our embassy there and our intelligence people to see if they know anything about this…these are very serious allegations,” the Tanzania newspaper  quoyed Mahiga.

Meanwhile, 112 Malawians including children and women have arrived in Malawi after they were deported from Zimbabwe.

Immigration officials in Mwanza said the Malawians have spent six months to one year in Zimbabwe jails until a Zimbabwean transporter offered for free to transport the Malawians back to their country after reading their plight in newspapers.

There are still illegal Malawian migrants in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique who are running away from economic problems in their own country.

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Anania Sangwa
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Nuclear spy from Tanzania? Has Tanzania reached such a stage? Is Tanzania a nuclear Country? Is it not a vilification towards Tanzania? Reading such an article irritates people evening feeling nausea. Nyasa times reporters should show their professionalism ethics and conduct of gauging what to and what to not report. If I read very careful the article I find no any nexus between Zimbabweans and the heading. Believe it from me the article here is a tabloid the truth in it is very doubtful at large. I don’t think Tanzania under Magufuli has turned into spying Nuclear from her neighboring… Read more »
Mwenye
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I hope these comments will help Khamula to be a better reporter.

Chief activist
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owen khamula the author this is nice article but as i was saying last two dys that mind yo connection of stories……look at the last part of yo article

ya talking of 112 people being deported from zimbabwe etc ……whats the connection with the main article…….pliz improve on that……….nkhani nd ya ma spie being arrested bus mulumikiza nd deportation of malawians from ximbabwe…….aaaaaaaah show proffesionalism

Senford Kalonde
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mmmmm zosakhala bwino ndithu.

Dyson kasamba
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Economic hardship is all over the world.malawi’s economy is better than zimbabwe’s economy.be professional on reporting guys.

Kapinga
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Nyasa times watch your reporting, be patriotic please. Economic hardships are not only in Malawi

ACHIKALEPA
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Shame to our nation, the Malawi government need to act ASAP

alex kaliba
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What about the zambians ,taifas ,mozambicanos and zimbabweans we are having here what are they running from,be patriotic in your reporting why are you always nrgative,prople have been migrating since time imemorable.

Bilimankhwe
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Illegal immigrants are everywhere in this world. The economical hardships are not only Malawi but all over the world including America.
You will be surprised to hear that even some Americans prefer to live outside their country than of their own due to economical hardships
Thank you

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