Human trafficking in Malawi: Three arrested


Police in Machinga district have arrested two Mozambicans and a Malawian for abducting 18 people, Malawi24 can report.

Police in the district identified the Mozambican suspects as Mailosi Winnes aged 42, Haji Gilemu, 41, and the Malawian as Tenesi Kamanga aged 42.

According to Machinga police spokesperson Davie Sulumba, Winesi and Gilemu asked the Malawian man Tenesi Kamanga to find children to work on farms in Mozambique.

On Tuesday this week Kamanga found 18 people: nine boys between 14 and16, five children aged between 2 and 5, and four adults.

human-trafficking-1-140203cOn Wednesday, the suspects took the group to Sub-Traditional Authority Mchinguza’s headquarters to stamp their travel documents for proper processing at Immigration Department.

“Sub-T/A Mchinguza was suspicious which made him to inform the police and we apprehended the suspects and detained the victims,” Sulumba said.

“We would like to advise parents and guardians not to allow their children to work in farms for it is against the law of Malawi,” he added.

Meanwhile the suspects have been charged with the offence of child trafficking which is contrary to section 79 of Child Care, Protection and Justice Act.

Both Wines and Gilemu hail from Mponda and Milute villages in the area of Traditional Authority Karonga in Mozambique while Tenesi Kamanga is from Nyundo village T/A Mkoola in Machinga district.



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