Rwanda captures Malawi rebel in DRC

A Malawian is said to be among a group of RNC combatants arrested in Democratic Republic of Congo and were arraigned in Rwandese military court on Wednesday.

Tanzania-born-Malawian among those captured RNC.-photo by Emmanuel Kwizera

Rwanda’s The NewTimes newspaper says four Burundians and three Ugandans are also among the 25 Rwanda National Congress (RNC) rebel group members captured and arraigned in the court.

The Malawian national has been identified as Lambert Ribanje, who was born in 1996 in Rumazi camp in Tanzania, according to The NewTimes.

The newspaper says Ribanje and the other 24 rebels have since been charged with being part of an unlawful military outfit, treason, forming an illegal military outfit, and conniving with foreign countries to destabilize Rwanda.

The report says led by South African-based fugitive Kayumba Nyamwasa, RNC is a terrorist organization blamed for a spate of grenade attacks in Rwanda between 2010 and 2014 that killed 17 people and injured over 400 others.

There was no immediate comment from Malawi authorities on the issue.

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BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

How is he Malawian?

Almighty
Almighty
2 years ago

Honestly speaking he is not a Malawian. If you look at his name it doesn’t sound Malawian name but he might have been found with an identity of Malawi e.g. passport. So let’s not get worried as Malawians law catch with him.

kishobeh
2 years ago

But why we are keeping refugees here while there countries have peace? please send them back close all camps we are destroying our country.

Dyllan Tembo
Dyllan Tembo
2 years ago

The issue here is not that of immigration or corruption matters is an issue of UNHCR and the Dzaleka management. Lambert Ribanje was born in the refugee camp in Tanzania and grown up in Dowa/Dzaleka camp in Malawi which is only the country he knows before sent to rebel group in Congo, that is why Malawi has been mentioned and we may expect other cases like this one of Ribanje. Rebels don’t need passports but guns

Chakupompha
Chakupompha
2 years ago

Ameneyu mzake ndi mtambo from b…….and is now in malawi

Zubeli
Zubeli
2 years ago
Reply to  Chakupompha

Pathaki pako

Winston msowoya
Winston msowoya
2 years ago

Beleive it or not,Malawi passports,have been onsell since Bingu was in power and I happened to warn the Malawi Embassy here in Canada,but all in vain and another Malawi Officer in the Malawi Embassy,even wrote me letter that Ian not allowed to interfere with the matters pertain to Malawi affairs because I was a rebel and I can still remember his name as Msaka.Then there were lots of people from African countries who,had Cheap Malawian Passport some are still using abroad.So,you can see that,your country has no patriotic leadership and it is still the worst garbage in the continent of… Read more »

Dyllan Tembo
Dyllan Tembo
2 years ago

A refugee can use any passport which can help him or her to travel abroad without being a citizen of that country in using all means available to him/her. The Malawi passport is not only that has problem than those of Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC etc…

Masuzygo
Masuzygo
2 years ago

WINSTON MSOWOYA !
ANOTHER BRAINLESS AND USELESS GUY AT IT AGAIN ! ATTACKING OTHER PEOPLE ON THIS FORUM.
YOU ARE PRETENDING TO BE IN CANADA AND YET YOU ARE IN ZOLOZOLO.
NTHAWI ZONSE UMALEMBA ZOSAMBVEKA BWANJI ?

Mutumwa
Mutumwa
2 years ago

Wabodza iwe! There are thousands of doctors and other professionals, so called Malawians, in the UK but only 20% are Malawians, the rest are from West Africa and Middle East, onsewa anapereka ma passport ndi Bingu?
Osamangophwisa ndi Lazaro wanuyo bwanji!!!

CHOKA SATANA
2 years ago

OMWEWA A KU NZALEKA

mpilu
mpilu
2 years ago

nkeesa ma minister acina ibama,mussa akatogulitsa ma passport without verifying who these pipo are. cheap and ndale zakuthengere. denying propwr citizens kukhala ndi passport .kuiyendera mpaka kugiva. eetu

Mtundu
Mtundu
2 years ago
Reply to  mpilu

Corruption ya mapasipoti inayamba nthawi ya atcheya, ikupitrira mpaka pano. Bwanji mukukamba za Bingu yenkha nanga enawa?

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
2 years ago

Malawi have been sold for cheap price what are you going to do now?

Zithe
Zithe
2 years ago

Malawian name has never been Ribanje starts R no such name in Malawi. The Malawian citizens would never go to Congo or Rwanda never, to do what?

This not a Malawian look you’re talking of being born in camp.. is that a village..

The man is from Burund came like a refugee and went back..

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