About 120 Malawians who were detained at Lindera immigration removal centre in South Africa for living in the rainbow nation without proper immigration documents arrived back home through Dedza border post on Saturday 17th April, 2016.
Immigration Department Public Relations Officer for Dedza James Tambulasi confirmed the development.
According to Tambulasi, they expect to receive more deportees as over 900 more Malawians are still at Lindera camp waiting for their repatriation.
At Lindera, people are detained for a prolonged period of up to sometimes three months without being sent back to their respective homes.
The development comes just over two weeks after top government officials from Malawi and South Africa met to discuss how best the two nations can minimize the detention of Malawian economic refugees who are most of the times mercilessly caught and dumped at Lindera.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed that officials from the department of immigration from both sides will meet within a period of three months to map the way forward.
This again comes few days after Malawi also deported four Indians who were living in the country illegally.
According to Malawi department of immigration, about 73 foreign nationals have been deported from Malawi between January and April, 2016.