Russians, Nigerians face tougher immigration restrictions in Malawi: Suspected of aiding UTM

The Immigration Department of the Ministry of Homeland Security has instructed its officers to  ensure they double screen Russian and Nigerian visitors into the country and give tighter restrictions for fear that they may be aiding the UTM Party rig the May 21 2019  polls.

Mutharika warns against rigging the May 21 Tripartite Elections

A message from Chief Immigration Officer Masauko Medi to Visa Officers which Nyasa Times has seen says the officers need to be vigilant in monitoring borders to avoid entry of foreigners to disturb elections.

“You are therefore directed to mount permanent road blocks in strategic points until the end of the elections and conduct intelligence based sweeping operations.

“Weekly reports to be submitted every Friday by 1000hrs.  No issuance of visa to Nigerians and Russians without my notice,” reads the message by Medi.

The development comes after President Peter Mutharika has claimed that an opposition party, which he did not name, has hired some Russians and Nigerians to help it rig elections.

Government through the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) recently funded some intelligence officers to go to Mozambique and Zambia to look for ‘jamming machines’ suspected to have been put in those countries to help rig the elections.

According to sources close to Macra boss Godfrey Itaye, they came back empty handed. They did not find anything.

The intelligence officers who travelled to Zambia and Mozambique are Harriet Mtungama and Dorothy Kabango.

UTM presidential candidate who is also State Vice President Saulos Chilima has been assuring Malawians that no one is going to rig the elections and urged them to go and vote in their large numbers.

However, Mutharika, who is also the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) torchbearer in the May elections, said he is aware that an opposition party intends to rig the elections.

“We know the people you have brought from Russia and Nigeria, others from Greece. We have put them under surveillance. We know where your equipment is housed,” he said.

President Mutharika further said the national security apparatus has comfortably put the clandestine activities and rigging experts on the ladder and that they will be apprehended.

“Don’t cheat yourselves that we don’t know what you are doing. We will pounce on you and your team at the right time. You better stop or face the consequences,” Mutharika charged.

Mutharika assured the people that he will protect their votes and allow them to exercise their right to vote freely.

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che nnungu
2 years ago

My only observation is that Malawi Congress Party is going to carry the day on May 21. Am apolitical these are just my personal observations

Tilibe kuchipinda ife
Tilibe kuchipinda ife
2 years ago

Utm yakufinyani a dpp ndipo ikufinyani zedi ikalowa boma

GRM
GRM
2 years ago

The truth of the matter is that UTM is growing each day and by the time it will visit every corner every Malawian will be a member. We are winning this election. Afuna adzapedzerepo chokanira kuti tawina

yammie bandah
yammie bandah
2 years ago
Reply to  GRM

mukungoopapo za zi inu ife tikuwina pa 21 may UTM

JOHN
JOHN
2 years ago

IT IS YOUR NEPOTISM THAT WILL SEND YOU PACKING AND NOT RIGGING! DO YOU BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE WILL VOTE FOR YOU, FOR WHAT? SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE PROMOTING PEOPLE FROM ONE CORNER OF THE COUNTRY. LET US NOT HATE THE LHOMWES. THERE ARE SOME LHOMWES THAT ARE ALSO BEING SIDELINED IN THIS GOVERNMENT. ITS ONLY A CONNECTED FEW THAT ARE ENJOYING THEMSELVES.

Wiseman
Wiseman
2 years ago

Koma olo kuberako mpakana Russia, Greece ndi Nigeria? Mmmm chitani manyazi. Dpp is rigging it’s own votes by making stupid mistakes like kugawa njinga.

Bolero
Bolero
2 years ago

Mkuluyi akumaona mikango, akambuku, afisi akumuthamangitsa akagona. Angokhalira kudzidzimuka pakati pa usiku. Nthawi yatha baba.

Mahatma
Mahatma
2 years ago
Reply to  Bolero

Remember the case of the American Elections? Russians never stepped their feet on the US soil, yet they carried out their mission. This just shows how desperate the DPP is, they want to claim that the Elections are rigged! Shame Mr President, just start packing!

Kwekwe
Kwekwe
2 years ago
Reply to  Bolero

Hahahaha. You have cracked my ribs

Joloza Kapokola
Joloza Kapokola
2 years ago
Reply to  Bolero

Hahahahahahahaha..you have killed me with laughter

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

Ndiye ngati mumapita ku Mozambique & Zambia kukaona ngati aika machine for jamming network ndiye kuti inuyo a Macra mumathanso ku jamma network machine wo muli nao oberawo ndi inu ndi DPP period.

Chingaipe
Chingaipe
2 years ago

Russians dont need to be here to hack systems ………………… my foot !!! Hackers dont need to be close to you to hack your phone kkkkkkkkkkkkk

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Having hallucinations now? The Russians are coming and with them Nigerians. kkkkkk

ananveruwa aku veterinary ukoo nsewu wa midima
ananveruwa aku veterinary ukoo nsewu wa midima
2 years ago

Wachipaso ndiwe ombwmbwana why ukufuna kuona mkazi wamwiniwae aaaaaaaa manyazi bwanji madala mwatha maplan iwepo mkaziwako tinamuonapo chibwezi ulibe mwana ngakhale wapathengo sunanamiziridwepo

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