Government has flatly rejected pleas from Tanzania to release unconditionally eight Tanzanian suspected spies arrested in Karonga.
The eight were arrested in December near Kayelekera Uranium mine where they allegedly were spying on whether the plant can produce nuclear or not.
Home Affairs minister Grace Chiumia said the state will prosecute the eight in court.
“This matter will be concluded in court, we are waiting for the court ruling on the matter,” she said.
This is after Tanzania is using diplomatic channels to have the eight released.
Aziz Mulina, one of the officials from Tanzania government said his country is discussing with Lilongwe to have the suspects released.
The eight are remanded at Mzuzu Prison awaiting to appear in court the second time next week on charges of criminal trespassing.
In November, authorities in Malawi turned down an application from a University in Tanzania whose students wanted to visit Kayelekera plant.