Court Orders Repatriation of 2 Rwandese
Mangochi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered the repatriation of two Rwandese, Ufitese Celistin, 27, and Kacyatwa Sector, 35, to their country for staying in Malawi without proper papers contrary to Section 5(b) of the Immigration Act.
Mangochi Police Station Prosecution Officer, Assistant Superintendent Davie Banda, told the court that the foreign nationals who operate businesses at Makawa Trading Centre were arrested in the morning of May 5, 2021 after they failed to produce passports and other relevant documents.
Banda added that investigations also revealed that the duo entered into the country from Zambia in January 2021 without documents.
Appearing in court, the accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and in mitigation, asked court to reverse the repatriation order, but Prosecutor Banda quashed their plea while justifying that the duo did not follow proper procedures since every nation has laws everyone must abide to.
First Grade Magistrate Mtunduwatha Mpasu concurred with the state for a stiff penalty and ordered that they should be repatriated.
According to Mangochi Police Station Deputy Spokesperson, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, the accused are in prison waiting for arrangements from immigration office to process their repatriation.
Both Ufitese Celistin and Kacyatwa Sector hail from Kigali City in Rwanda.