Police arrest 3 Chinese and Malawian over illegal mining

Malawi Police in Rumphi have arrested three Chinese nationals and a Malawian over illegal mining activities in the district.

Informal gold mining in Malawi is helping the locals, but raising government eyebrows. Picture: REUTERS

The law enforcers have also impounded a truck full of minerals mined from Kapiri hills.

Rumphi police public relations officer Ulemu Kalua identified the Malawian as 36-year-old James Tembo.

Kalua said Tembo had a mining licence which he obtained as a government mining consultant and took advantage of this to abuse the licence to help the Chinese mine the minerals from the hills.

“They used heavy machines to mine the minerals,” said Kalua.

He said the suspects are expected to appear before court on Monday.

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Rashied ismael
Rashied ismael
1 year ago

The problem is not Chinese is that dog Malawian, but we must lean to respect law and wait for judge to see wht they will do

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago

As we have said for the upteenth time, Atumbuka dhyerra too much. Can you sell your your own country and your own people assets to the stupid Chinese while your fellow Tumbukas of Kapiri wallow in poverty? What a foolish tribe.

Khuta Maji
Khuta Maji
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

I am one the stupid tribe!

Saika2 Wisdom
Saika2 Wisdom
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Chindele iwe,awuso na anyoko wose vindele,lekani wakababa iwe chindele naweso nkhugomezga uzamubaba or ulikubaba kale chindele.lekani vose ivo wayowoya apo vawuchindele.ninaso chigomezgo kuti wuli waku malawi iwe cha.fukwa wamalawi tikupulikana not kunyozana mitundu.Ndiwe ndele

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago
Reply to  Saika2 Wisdom

Is all this garbage being churned in defence of James Tembo you Tumbuka?

David
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

You are talking bushit , are those stealing millions of dollars in government tumbuka’s you are the worst person on Earth shame

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago
Reply to  David

Defending the actions of mwana wakwithu munganya nikamumanyanga Cha James Tembo? Are you not ashamed?

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