State enlists Interpol to apprehend 'human traffickers'

Attendees at the Bail Pitso held in Francistown by Attorney General Chambers. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG.
Attendees at the Bail Pitso held in Francistown by Attorney General Chambers. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG.

FRANCISTOWN: An international arrest warrant through Interpol for three Malawi men accused of trafficking five people from Malawi has been issued. This was revealed by the Assistant Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Priscilla Israel on the sidelines of a Bail Pitso held here this week.

During the Pitso, attended by different stakeholders from within and outside the legal fraternity, it became apparent that there was a public outcry about accused persons who are granted bail then go on to commit more crimes or escape for good without attending court sessions.

The three Malawian men, John Mayodi, Enock Nkatha and Gaston Kamanga were arrested at Botswana’s Kazungula border with Zambia on July 11, 2016 with five people suspected to have been trafficked from Malawi en route to South Africa.

Editor's Comment
Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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