Malawian released from South Sudan jail after 16 months torture in Juba

South Sudan court  dismissed a  fraud case involving a  Malawian suspects Biswick Kaswaswa, who was held in Juba’s Central Prison, and he has been released 16 months after his arrest.

Kaswaswa: 16 months torture in Juba’s Central prison

Kaswaswa  was arrested in October 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda in transit to Malawi, on allegations that he misappropriated company funds amounting to $730 000 (over K500 million).

He denied the charges and prosecution failed to prove any wrong doing prompting the court to dismiss the case on March 30 2020.

Kaswawa was working as finance manager for an oil company—Trinity Energy Limited—which has another Malawian, former chief executive officer for National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) Robert Mdeza as chief executive officer.

The Malawian faced tourture during his time in inceceration , which included beating, starvation and denied access to medical services at the hands of South Sudanese National Security Service (NSS), “to force him admit charges he denied”.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Kondwani Nankhumwa has confirmed  the release of Kaswaswa.

He said  Malawi had  written the South Sudanese government, using diplomatic channels from the time the suspect was arrested,  demanding justice on the matter.

Amnesty International (AI) also pressed South Sudan’s Minister of Justice calling for his intervention to ensure that the suspect is brought to court to determine the legality of his continued detention.

Malawi Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Development Programme  also raised red flags.

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CheChamba
CheChamba
10 months ago

Eeeh cashgate mpakana kwa eni? Munakumana nazonu! bola dollar yifike ku Malawi kuno

Kandulu
Kandulu
10 months ago

Some countries are tough. I will always remain in Malawi. It is safe here.

APM Akuthanyulidwa
APM Akuthanyulidwa
10 months ago

From what I hear from reliable sources he wasn’t tortured. Dollaryo anadya ndithu. Inali dhilu ndi ma bwana koma he got greedy

Mungo
10 months ago

Are these Bushiri oil fields or what? Why Malawians taking key positions in this company?

Mzika
Mzika
10 months ago
Reply to  Mungo

Get a life man…. What has this story, have something to do with Prophet Bushiri

Francisco Madinga
Francisco Madinga
10 months ago
Reply to  Mungo

Go and ask your mother, you brut!

Mpakateni
10 months ago

He must be compensated. He did not deserve the treatment he went through. A suspect will remain innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of law.

Naruto
10 months ago

Great news. Come home. kwanu Kwanu .. you are welcome here.

N one
10 months ago

Not complete. Or just continue reading…..

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago
Reply to  N one

eh robert mdeza!!!!! scary.
the guy needs compesation

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