Tanzania ‘spies’ get suspended sentence: Malawi court orders they should be repatriated

Eight Tanzanian nationals convicted   early this month to a charge of criminal trespass of spying on Kayerekera Uranium Mine have been handed suspended sentences.

Tanzanians at the scene of their arrest: They had been accused of being Dodoma’s spies.

On Wednesday Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate Texious Masoamphambe sentenced the convicts to one-month imprisonment on criminal trespass and three months imprisonment for conducting reconnaissance.

But Masoamphambe suspended the sentences “for six months” and that the Tanzanians will not be jailed.

“The [Tanzania spies] are not to commit any crime in the stated period [of suspended sentence],” said Masoamphambe in his sentencing ruling.

Masoamphambe said the Tanzanians had shown remorse after conviction and have been in custody since they were arrested on December 20 last year around Kayuni Village in Karonga.

The Tanzanians include Walasa Mwasangu, 30, Binto Materinus, 32, Ashura Yasiri, 63, Christian Msoli, 38, Layinali Kumba, 47, Maliyu Mkobe, Gilbert Mahumdi, 32, and Martin Jodomusole, 25.

Meanwhile, the court has ordered Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal  security to give removal directions of the Tanzanians so that they are returned him.

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6 thoughts on “Tanzania ‘spies’ get suspended sentence: Malawi court orders they should be repatriated”

  1. gudgado says:

    Stupid malawi judicial

  2. smoko says:

    Mantha amalawi. Don’t make me regret to be a Malawian.

  3. Vooo says:

    That’s trash, if th same crime was committed in Tanzania by a Malawian, trust me, there wouldn’t be such stupid thing like suspended sentence. There was gone be worse, and I mean real shit.

    This is one of the reasons many Malawians residing in other countries are regarded as “morons”. It starts there, yess I mean there.

    An Eye for an Eye… This is a serious case

  4. Mwendanato says:

    KULI KWAO KU TANZANIA KWA MAGUFULI, IF IT WERE MALAWIANS DO THINK THEY COULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN SUCH PREFERENTIAL MASSAGING ON THEIR BACKS??. WHAT IS WRONG WITH MALWIAN JUDICIAL OFFICIALS. I TEND TO WONDER ALL CASES INVOLVING PEOPLE WITH MONEY ARE HANDLED WITH KIDS GLOVES JUSTICE, THE LIST IS ENDLESS. MUREKEZI, KASAMBARA AND SEVERAL LAWYERS AND JUDGES WHO HAVE BEEN CORRUPT ARE CLAIMED TO BE FIRST TIME OFFENDERS, THEY HAVE ASSERTS OR THIS AND THAT. IF IT WERE TO BE IN SOUTH AFRICA OTHER OVER SIGHT BRANCHES OF BOMA AND EVEN THE OPPOSITION PARTIES WOULD HAVE ALREADY RAISED THEIR EYE BROWS AND CALLED FOR INVESTIGATIONS. SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME

  5. ooops!!!!!!! says:

    Do a similar offense in Tanzania! You will rot in Jail! only in Malawi

  6. Meke says:

    Miscarriage of justice. Do you if Malawians were involved in such a case in other countries they were going to let free.
    Failure of the justice system.

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