Mozambique arrests Malawians for fishing on L. Malawi

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Mozambican Police arrested Malawian fishermen for fishing on Mozambican waters on Lake Malawi.

The 60 fishermen were arrested last week and the Mozambican authorities also confiscated the fishermen’s fishing gear.

According to reports, the fishermen were released last weekend following the intervention of Malawian authorities.

However, seven boats confiscated by the Mozambicans have not been returned to the fishermen.

Mozambique says the fishing gear will be given back to the fishermen once they pay a K5 milllion fine meted on them for illegally using the Mozambican waters.

Lake Malawi is located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Mozambique owns a portion of the lake whose shoreline is in its borders while Malawi owns the rest of the lake.

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  1. The bottom like Mozambicans are so bad people when it comes to treat Malawian, these who travel by road to S.A. can witness this. Kugwidwa kumeneko kukanakhala kuti agwidwa ndi aku Mozambique mukanamva asiyeni just warn them not to cross over Malawi side.

    Stupid leadership, Imagine this could not happen during Kamuzu Banda, Timkaopedwa just being a strong leadership.Not mbuzi Zomwa whisk zi.

    Where on earth these Poor fisherman’s could get 5millions from?.

    Show your leadership Mr so called Ambassador to Mozambique. I understood that all Embassies of Malawi around the grobal just bunch of useless koma kuzikonda.

  2. Let’s learn to follow seasons for fishing,Tatha Nsomba zathu chifukwa chamakani,lero tikukawedza kwina mokuba.maiko anzathu Ali ndi ndondomeko za nyanja.we can’t blame our neighbors bcoz of our common mistakes.Tiyeni timvetsetse Lamulo anyanja,kasungwidwe LA nsomba,tizipatse mpaka kuti zibelekane,Kwanu nsomba mwatha chifukwa chaunkhutukumve.

  3. Why is called lake Malawi not lakeMozambiqiue they always take advantage to our lake, Malawi is a peaceful country we don’t fight for some pples staff lake Malawi is for the Malawian not becoz there neighbours then the must take advantage of it.

  4. The way we are posting our opinions here is a good indicator of why we are Malawians and they are Mozambicans who also do things differently.

    Am not sure we want to start kunenana za nkhondo and forgetting the real issue.

    Nsomba pa Malawi tawononga and our neighbours do not want us to do the same to their legitimate waters.

  5. We are still sleeping until dzikoli adzatilande,Mr so called President doesn’t know how to defend his country he only thinks about money in his pocket,he can even sale the rest of lake malawi.my question is do we have Malawian Army? I don’t think they exist.

  6. The way we are posting our opinions here is a good indicator of why we are Malawians and they are Mozambicans who also do things differently.

    Am not sure we want to start kunenana za nkhondo and forgetting the real issue.

    Nsomba pa Malawi tawononga and our neighbours do not want us to do the same to their legitimate waters.

  7. The way we are posting our opinions here is a good indicator of why we are Malawians and they are Mozambicans who also do things differwntly

  8. If Mozambique think they can control our own water by aŕresting innocent people .they just want war.. we can give them war if they will not take this as Serious crime arresting Malawian Citizens..there is nothing that show s Lake malawi i shared ..they can check on the map ..we are the one supposed to arrest them for using our lake..
    We will put Soldier in our waters Boundary..they want war..give them Hello

  9. It’s not about weakness, it’s about missing understanding there is no demarcation in the water how u going to know that you are in Malawi side or Mozambique?

  10. The three countries Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambiqueneed to strengthen their policies regarding management and sharing the Lake Malawi resources. We can’t continue thinking that Lake Malawi belongs only to Malawi. Am sure there are regulations and policies in place between Mozambique and Malawi regarding fishing and other activities in the Lake and both countries have to observe. The runoff water contributing to the Lake Malawi is as follow: 42.6%, 52.9% and 4.5% from Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique respectively. Therefore more than half of surface runoff comes from Tanzania. If for instance Tanzania decide to control its runoff to The Lake by constructing dams, the level of water in the Lake may drop considerably as consequence the biodiversity in the Lake may be affected to some extend as well as the Shire river and its hydropower production, this could trigger a disaster for Malawi. The Likoma and Chizumulu islands are within Mozambican side of the Lake, we never had noise about it. Let’s share the Lake resources accordingly and our governments should put in place fear policies that will benefit people from both riparian countries and avoid unnecessary conflicts.

  11. It’s just because we don’t have a strong leader to stand for us……so nothing will change about this.
    thy going to take us as a stupid for ever

  12. It is so bad to my mother land a little we have other nations akuufuna kulandaso .we r not sick man of Africa one day we gonna show them the gonna stop doing what there doing

  13. How come to be Mozambiquean water in lake malawi ?It doensnt make sense. If Mozambique want fight they must just tell as not pushing innocent people thats not fair

  14. Hahahaha, it seems the president of Malawi will the neighboring countries to overpower us in our country? Outrageous and it is very unfair our own Lake Malawi, people let us wake up

  15. Some times I wonder why these countries take advantage on us,is it that because we are too quiet that it makes them think that we are stupid?
    Or is it may be one of the weaknesses that our beloved government have?
    It was Tanzania first now is Mozambique!
    I am totally mad about whatever these countries are thinking about us I hope and I still have hope that may be our government will put an end to all this kind of barbaric behavior these countries are doing to us.

  16. Ife tizankhala okhomeleledwa mpaka kalekale unless patabwela president olimbaso mtima ngati bingu basi; athuwo amapanga dala coz they know, they hear kti amalawi samakonda ZOPUSABASI

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