Malawian sisters arrested for selling dad, man nabbed on child-selling

Police in Mtakataka on Monday evening arrested two sisters Rose James and Florida Beseni for putting on sale their biological father to a prominent businessman, Musa M’bwana, for alleged economic reasons.

The sisters according to  Police Sub-inspector, Inness Tambala, decided to sale their father to M’bwana who is reputed to be a major trader in human beings, as a reprisal for his refusal to support them.

Tambala said the father Mr. Beseni refused to share his farm land and provide monetary support to the sisters, forcing them to offer him on sale to M’bwana.

“When we got the tip, we arrested the sisters and the buyer as well,” said the Police spokesperson.

“ And in interrogations the sisters confessed to have offered their biological father on sale to M’bwana who is known for buying and selling people. The deal was near completion by the time we intervened,” said Tambala to Nyasa Times.

The sisters and M’bwana are still in police custody awaiting trial.

In a related development, police in the same district have also arrested Francisco Jailos who wanted to sale his brother to M’bwana as well.


Elsewhere, Police  arrested an 18-year-old man in Mzuzu city for allegedly offering two children aged four and seven for sale in Rumphi district, northern Malawi.

Northern region police spokesperson Norah Chimwala confirmed the arrest of Rajab Phiri of Nsomba Village in Mangochi, who offered the children to Richard Nyirenda at Chinyolo in Rumphi .

“I think it was a matter of money,” Chimwala told Nyasa Times.

“He wanted K1 million but he could get  K900, 000 for both of them.”

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