Calls escalate for police to arrest ‘racist Chinese man’ in Malawi

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has joined calls for a quick arrest of a Chinese national only identified as Lu Ke or Susu who is abuses Malawian children in a video deemed racial in Malawi.

Namiwa: We want change.

Over the past few days, Malawians have been reacting to an investigation by the BBC which exposed what is largely perceived as a racial clip in which the suspect was allegedly selling videos of Malawian children to his native nation.

In the videos, he was seen enticing the kids into singing songs which praised China and undermined their own intellectual stance.

After this revelation, it has emerged that the Chinexe national is on the run and has until now not been under the radar of law enforcing agencies.

But, in a statement, Sylvester Namiwa Executive Director for Centre for Democracy and Economic Initiative said they will not relent with their calls for Susu to be pinned by police and has condemned people and officials allegedly concealing the whereabouts of the suspect.

The association is now asking authorities to effect the arrest in atleast a week.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Human Rights Commission says it has started investigations into the matter.

According to a statement signed by Scader Louise Executive Director for MHCR, the commission is concerned with the reports that children between the age of four and fourteen from Njewa Village in Lilongwe and Kamwendo in Mchinji were lured by the suspect for video shooting.

Among other things, the commission has expressed shock that the matter happened two years ago and it is not clear on whether the police or the immigration department has taken any action to address the matter.

It is therefore such a background that the commission is commencing the investigations to ensure that any human rights violations which have been occasioned by the acts of the Chinese national are remedied.


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