The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi) is demanding a public apology from the Chinese Ambassador to Malawians, in particular the black community, following video recordings, that have gone viral, containing racial attacks and child exploitation incidences.
The video recordings which were filmed in Njewa, Lilongwe have been made public through an investigation done by ‘Africa Eye’ of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Executive director Sylvester Namiwa led Cdedi officials to condemn the incident and demand action during a press conference at Crown Hotel in Lilongwe
Namiwa said Cdedi’s investigations have revealed that the suspect who, reportedly, was previously charged with human trafficking offences, is no longer in the country!
“This speaks volumes about the status of the country’s security, and lack of its seriousness on cracking down criminal acts.
” We are challenging Minister of Homeland Security Jean Sendeza; Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo and the Trade and Industry Minister Mark Katsonga Phiri to immediately work with the Immigration Department, the Malawi Police Service and the Malawi Trade and Investment Centre in tracking down the racist Chinese national, and other like-minded bad apples among the so-called investors who are dehumanizing Malawians,” he said.
Namiwa has since given the Immigration Department, the Malawi Police Service and the Malawi Trade and Investment Centre 48 hours to flush out all Chinese nationals staying or doing business in the country illegally.
“If Mr Lu Ke has bolted as feared, the onus is on the Chinese Government to bring him back to Malawi to face the law. Failure by the stated institutions to act as demanded above will leave Cdedi with no choice but to mobilise the masses to hold peaceful demonstrations against Mr Lu Ke and like-minded racists,” he added.