Police arrest child traffickers

Malawi Police Service have arrested two men for suspected to have been trafficking  children to Mozambique.

The two were arrested in Phalombe.

Phalombe police spokesperson Innocent Moses said the two, Simon Kamwendo, 28 and Manuel Macheso, 21, were arrested at Phaloni Trading Centre in the district on their way to Mozambique.

Moses said the victims are from Zomba and  aged 15 and 17 respectively.

Moses said the victims were promised to work in maize fields.

The development comes barely a  week after police also rescued three children from the hands of suspected child traffickers at Nambazo Trading Centre in the district.

On Sunday, police in Mchinji intercepted nine people including two children who were being trafficked to Zambia.

According to the law enforcers, the victims were picked from Traditional Authority Chiseka in Lilongwe district and were going to Zambia to work in tobacco farms.

The development comes barely two days after police in the district also intercepted three people who were being trafficked to the same country.

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3 years ago

All these incidents are a manifestation of poverty and lack of employment for the youth in Malawi. The Tonse Alliance should swiftly develop programs for the youth to prevent trafficking of young people to neighbouring countries, where they end up being abused. This is another reason not to forgive DPP for running down the country. Education systems started being destroyed during Bakili Muluzi and further eroded during DPP governance. Malawi has a very big challenge to bring back education standards set during Kamuzu days. Unfortunately after him, Malawi had an artisan carpenter and thief as its president, and these are… Read more »

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