Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tells 'Su Su' Petitioners to be Patient

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged University of Malawi Child Rights Legal Clinic to exercise patience on its petition regarding protection of  children Rights in the country.

Apart from demanding for justice on the Chinese national who is suspected to have abused some children in Lilongwe’s Njewa area by filming them for commercial purposes, the clinic wants authorities to demonstrate commitment in protection of children rights in the country.

The clinic also wants proceeds which the Chinese national obtained through such films to be forfeited.

However, speaking to Zodiak Online on Sunday, Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, John Kabaghe  said majority of the concerns raised so far regarding the matter can best be resolved until  the conclusion of the court case.

"As Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have a considered view that most of the concerns which the legal clinic have are contingent to the outcome of the court case. It is therefore premature to make any judgement on the demands now," he said.

However, University of Malawi Child Rights Legal Clinic Manager, Alexious Kamangira, says delays by duty bearers to act on its seven point petition shows lack of seriousness on the matter.

Meanwhile,  Lu ke remains remanded at Maula  Prison and is expected to re appear in court in on 26 September when the court is also to rule on his bail application.

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