Tanzania seek release of ‘spies’ in Malawi

Tanzania government says it  is pursuing diplomatic procedures to secure the release of eight Tanzanians languishing in remand custody in Malawi, where they are facing criminal trespass charges.

Mlima: Bid to seek release of nationals in Malawi

The arrested Tanzanians are Ashura Yasiri (63), Wala-sa Mwasangu (30), Binto Ma-terinus (32), Christian Msoli (38), Martin Jodomusole (25), Layinali Kumba (47), Maliyu Mkobe (37) and Gilbert Ma-humdi (32).

Tanzania Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Foeign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Aziz Mlima, said Tanzania High Commissioner in Lilongwe was closely following up the matter, including visiting the detained Tanzanians.

“We are continuing with diplomatic procedures in ef-forts to ensure that this matter is being resolved amicably,” he said in quotes reported by Daily News of Tanzania.

The Tanzanians were arrested in December, last year, at the Kayerekera Uranium Mine Site in Karonga where it was initially alleged that were “spies” sent by the Tanzania government to investigate if Malawi was manufacturing nuclear weapons.

But when they appeared in court on Tuesday, the State slapped charges of criminak trespass.

Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate Tecious Masoyamphambe denied bail to them, sending them back to remand prison to wait for the next hearing of their case on January 26.

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Atanzania achepa


anyongedwe basi amenewo

charlie hebdo

Fuck you Tanzanians. You are cowards. You cant match Malawi militarily. Excute them for that is the penalty for spying. Don’t be intimidated by their pressure. Tanzanians are uneducated and poor…


you don’t release them u’ll have your malawians dogs in dar arested and imprisoned for illegal staying.. just wait and see FU!

hope sagawa

please don’t release them akumazolowera amenewa why they want to trouble us always? They were making a lot of noise on the issue of lake Malawi now they are coming as spies, muwamenye kwambiri mpakana alire ndithu


manufacturing weapons is an internal security,,,, its non of their business Tanzanias,,,,,however if they want to grab my grand parents lake Malawi, we may not hastate to strike them,they are cowards, don’t play with MDF Tanzanias, to be big headed is not a sign of expertise in war……


Tanzanians sent many spies to Uganda before Tanzania broke war with Ugandans. Their spies were not caught. So Tanzanians thought they would do the same here in Malawi. Please these micro soldiers from Tanzanians. Squeeze them tightly till they cry in Swahili. Bravo Malawi security. Bravo our soldiers. Keep it up.


Malawi manufacturing Nuclear Weapons?? really?? are you living on another planet? this is a joke and laughable!


ngati tikupanga zidazo amati tikamenyera Iwo? ife tizimenyera amene akutibera mbeu zathu.

Cuban General

If they are spies then they should only be released on prisoner exchange program.


Tanzanians “Spies”! spying in Malawi?? Really?? Something is being hidden here! Lets wait to hear and see!!!

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