Govt to bring 57 victims of human trafficking back home

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Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has hinted at efforts being put in place in order to bring back 57 children who were transported to South Africa against their wish.

Malawi human trafficking

The young Malawians were transported in a van

The 57 children, 18 girls and 39 boys, survived hell on Tuesday after South African police in Rustenburg, North Western Province intercepted a truck that was transporting them. They were then taken to a safe place where they are being taken care of.

Speaking to BBC Focus on Africa yesterday, Mutharika bemoaned the rise in cases of child trafficking. His concern was strengthened by his assurance to have the act uprooted having passed legislation on human trafficking last year.

“My government is very concerned about that, we are fighting that. People [are] being taken outside the country but also within the country children are being taken to tobacco estates,” said Mutharika

The president added that efforts have been put in place to bring back those that have been so lucky to run away from facing the ugly face of human trafficking.

“Our high commission in South Africa is working on this and I have instructed the foreign minister to take the lead, first we have to make sure those children are well and then find a way to bring them back,” he said.

Reports indicate that three men are currently in police custody and will face trial for human trafficking. The victims are within the age range of 11 years to 21 years.

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  1. Nonsense how much taxpayers money will the government waste on bringing them back,hospitals are running out of medicines you can’t find even aspirin in government hospitals,shame on those responsible

  2. Pitala wawonjeza anthu azidya mbewa ndi zitete mangochi yakana,land bill walking bill,wautali kukathyona ku joni .Kukagwira thangata wa amwenye bola,zavutazedi

  3. SHAME TO PETER MUTHALIKA GOVERNMENT AND IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT,THERE’S NOTHING A12YRS BOY CAN DO IN RSA, AND I BELIEVE MOST OF THESE KIDS R 4M MANGOCHI, SHAME ON YOU MDYOMBA.

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  5. vuto siwowo komano umphawi umene uli dziko mwanthu.no food no money no work and now a days nothing is goon in Malawi bolani nthawi ya asamunda IJA.komanso I always brame chilembwe powathamangitsa azungu mwachangu ndichifukwa chake umphawi suzatha.

  6. Sizopatsa ulemumu tili ndimaiko ambiri muno mu Africa koma Malawi wawonjeza.kulakalaka ndiri nyerere mwina nkananjoya.Vuto lonseli linadzandi #muluzi pobweretsa banjali muboma.mxm….. Every day basi economy…. Economy yapakamwa.palibe chikuyendapo

  7. dedza border and mwanza how r u really allowed this stupid thing wat s meaning of this u may dining bt u know all of this immediately that track come here we need to burn it.

  8. The funny thing is you called them kids but they tried to raise hundred thousands for transport just let them go they know what they are doing.

  9. This iz not trafficking,a malawi 24 nkhaniyiso mwangolemba yot simunafufuze bwino,afuseni amalawi amene ali mdziko la sourthafrica,akuuzani mmene ziri,

  10. kumangoti to bring and yet nothing is being down….same with girls from kuwait up to now ife tingodikila, kapena muchita manyazi kunena kuti tisonkhe

  11. its agood idea bt b4 u off them think of 1300 malawians who r caught by cruel sa saps.they r dying in lindera repatriation centre bt ur gvt nothing they r doing.plz allow buses to repatriate these mws coz some ve cash to buy aticket bt bus isn’t allowed they want air ticket

  12. Chotsan mawu okuti Human Traffickng plz!!!! Ask me about those pple i wll tell you who they are!! Anthuwa ndi midyomba ya mmudzi mwathu kuno ku Chilipa Mangochi.Amapita ku Joni koma mwangozi agwidwa!! palibe anawaba anthu amenewo koma anachita kulipira ndalama zawo okha kwa Mussa transporter waku Chilipako kuti akawasiye ku Jonz!!! In box me for more info

    • Of course sanabe anthu, koma vuto anthuwo sakulankhula kanthu. Maybe samatha chizungu. Ndiye kuMalawi tamvetsa kuti sihuman traffiking, vuto ndiboma la South Africa. Pali mulandu wakuti akayankhe mucourt. Also the SA is not going to release the accused. They is possibility of facing 5yrs each x 57 in prison for the driver and his assistances in SA. Becoz they say the case was commited in SA soil. I think the only way out is Malawi gvt should negotiate to bring back with the accused as well.

    • Mtsogoleri wa ulendo umenewu amakhala wayima kaye mu Zimbabwe(pa Anganga) ndicholinga chokuti anthu aja akawoloka nayenso awoloke!!!! ndayendapo naye ine Transporter ameneyu ndikumuziwa from A to Z & i knw njira zonse zomwe amagwiritsa ntchito kuti afike mu SA. Ifeso zinatichitikila zoopsa kuposa zimenezo koma chifukwa mu Gulumo odziwa kuyankhula English ndidali ndekha, ndidapanga plan mpaka ndinazipulumutsa ndekha mmanja mwa apolice…ngakhale udali ulendo wanga woyamba kupita ku SA ndidagwiritsa ntchito nzeru zanga zochepa mpaka ndidatulukila mu Johansburg up to Durban….. Tsoka ndi tsoka basi ngakhale ungapange bwanji sungazembe tsoka

    • Selyman ur right bro but dat guy mussah i know him ine ndiwa ku bt. But january ndikupita kujons ndinamupeza mussah atawatenga anthu akuchilipa atawaunjia pa tete iye atawatenga ena kukawasiya kubeltbridge. Patete analipo almost 30 koma akuvutika kusowa chakudya moti tinawapatsa kangachepe and mene amaonekeramo olo kutulukirapo apolisi awatenga basi. Mussah asithe matengedwe ake aanthu. Koma zoti ndi human trafficking ndizabodza madolo.

  13. This is stupid y are trying 2 punish yr own people for no reason why??? Passport its expensive y want people 2 die in poverty when we are trying 2 move out of the country y say child trafficking why can’t y tell people the trueth of our movement within boarders we are abandoned for disliked the government of #Muthalikas family Mangochi peaple …we are disappointed being treated in such way zikomo bwana poti mwatero ndinu long live Mr

    • Not all of them are young some of them are elders.The problem is a driver who took them is fool.He don’t know to explain.Iye mmalo moti afotokoze bwino kuti kunyamula anthu ndi ntchito yake,zikumvuta.I’m very disappointed because one of my family member ali mgulu lomwelo.is big one & he got also a new passport.

    • De driver s a fool. Iyeyo sioyamba kutenga anthu kupititsa jons. Koma akukanika kulongosora. And akuti human trafficking kkk shame dziko lavuta ili tikafika form 4 basi nanga ku unima fees mungokweza daswhy pipo decided kuti akakhare akapolo mudziko laeni. Better kumeneko kholo lawo silingafe njala kuno akatumiza 500 rand kuno anthu azidya nsima. Pitala shame.

    • chizungu ichi Human Trafficking ndizoona. apatu chilungamo chimafunika anthu atatu awo amene aadalikutsogolo ndio olakwa. 1 iwo aja akadapanga hire Min bus osati lorry yoderiver katundu. ndipo akhale ndimfundo zoyenera kufotokoza.Malamu. aadziko ndi amene amakoza munthu kuti akhale munthu wabwino akakukanika malamulo aja kuwatsata ndipamene umayamba kutukwana oika malamulowo. koma awawa adatenga anthu 57 Tsikulawo latsoka lidawafikila chifukwa potenga anthu amenewa sikoyamba ayi. ndipo munthu sungamutengere. mu corntainer ngati iyi. Mabasi /mamin akadamapanga hire.

  14. PEPANI MR PRESIDENT MULI PACHINTCHITO CHACHIKULU ZEDI MULUNGU AZIKUSOGORERANI KOMANSO KUKUPASANI NZERU ZOCHURUKA ZOLAMURIRA ANTHU OVUTAFE PEPANI KWAMBIRI

  15. utenant wadutsa maborder kutanthauza kuti umphawi wadutsa pakale. kodi tiziti reform,kapa 577billion ya Chaponda ndi anzake?

  16. Kholo lalephera lalephera kusamalira ndi kusunga bwino nyumba yache, zambiri, monga zowawa, zopatsa chisoni, za nkhanza zimachitika.
    A bwana nkhaniyi Ku maiko akwanzathuku ilipo, koma pazifukwa za ndale ndi umbava, koma chavutitsitsa kuti njobvu ithoke mnyanga a bwana ndi kupelewera kutukula miyoyo ya a Malawi pa chuma, kanthu kameneka, kawonetsa zambiri muno mudziko lathuli.
    Konzani msanga pa chuma cha dzikoli, olo mwana enanso awabisanso Ali mnjira yopita nawo Ku msika wa ana (UKAPOLO)
    Anawo zili ndendende ndi nkhani yamveka ponseponse ya Ku Chikwawa/ Nsanje ya ufisi, makolo a anawo zoonadi akudziwapo kanthu, nanga bwanji pachiwerengero chachikulucho, kungakhale kholo limodzi LA anawo silinafike kwa a polisi kuti mwana wanga uje asowa,
    Makolo a anawo akudziwapo kenakake ngati chi AFISI.

    • Wamkatchisi akudyela mkatchisi. Even at hosptal to get good treatment ndikuhonga. Any department now is busy finding a way to get extra cash. 4rm immigration, agriculture, police, justice, revenue etc ndikatangali atenga malo. Or president atanena chotani, simple money wil attract u becoz of yo home financial problem. Everything is just a mess. Even those who can be send to investgate, they wil be bribed and come up with nothing. Just imagin a constable in south africa getting 20000za =(1000000mk)p/m is also busy waiting 4 bribes at Musina border post. So what about our police who get paid change at overdue date. What security can u expect?

  17. I hate this reactive syndrome. I am just curious, How did those young people get out of our Country? Who aid and cleared them out of our boards?

    • Wake up my bru and smell coffee. The question is why are they running away from their country of origin. Prevention is better than cure. Factor affecting this problem is serious. And need to be addressed ASAP. U diaogonis first then cure. As for immigration official he cant leave money while at home he is eating mbewa. Only counted pple are benefiting 4rm this current leadership. Dont forget money can do anything at anytime with anyone. Fees up by 400% at the other hand teachers not paid no increment, land bill ring bells there. Food prices and daily comodites going up unreasonable. The poor wil get poorer and the rich getting richer. Everything is just disorder.

    • I really appreciate the painful economic situations we’re in but should it be an excuse for this serious crime? Politicians have, are and will continue benefiting on expense of the majority population because our laws can hardly stretch into these selfish guys. I wish we had justice for all but as it is brothers, things will remain the same.

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