Malawi refuses to release 8 suspected Tanzanian spies: Minister Chiumia says they should face prosecution

Government has flatly rejected pleas from Tanzania to release unconditionally eight Tanzanian suspected spies arrested in Karonga.

Chiumia: They should face prosecution

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.

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kamangadazi
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THOSE ARE INDEED SPIES. NO DOUBT FOR THAT. THOSE PEOPLE ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO IGNITE MALAWI TO GO ON FIGHTING WITH THEM. JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE BOUGHT MISSILES. SO THEY RELAY ON THAT. GIVE THEM A LESSON. AND I ASSUME THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST TIME TO BE IN HERE, THEY HAVE BEEN IN VARIOUS PLACES. WHO SENT?WAS THE MW GOVT. CONSULTED? LET US BE A LET MALAWIANS ALWAYS. AMATIDELERA KWAMBIRI ANTHUWA.

Mphwesakore muyaya
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Please please Malawi government do not release them, they came to spy the security of this country and that is serious offince wherever in the world.Tanzanian government is testing level of water in this country ,even Judge who is handling this case should handle it in special way.

Nyemba
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This is good leadership. The Tanzanians should face the music. Malawians are jailed in many countries for breaking the law. Govt shud not release the Tanzanians because of the diplomatic intervention. They should face the law.

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