120 Malawians deported from SA:  900 still in detention at Lindela

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.

Lindela Repatriation Centre is a privately owned deportation centre outside Krugersdorp in South Africa. The former mining hostel building is owned by the ANC Women’s League and has become notorious for human rights abuses against suspected ‘illegal’ immigrants and bribery

Lindela Repatriation Centre is a privately owned deportation centre outside Krugersdorp in South Africa. The former mining hostel building is owned by the ANC Women’s League and has become notorious for human rights abuses against suspected ‘illegal’ immigrants and bribery

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.

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Wathu
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Wathu
5 months 13 days ago

Why are we keeping the foreigners in Malawi if our brothers and sisters are suffering out their? Can’t we do tit-for-tat. Look how the Burundians have flooded our country!

Ntaila
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Ntaila
5 months 13 days ago

Muuzeni Mathanyula kuti anthu asanduka zidzete chifukwa cha kulephera kwa boma to put in place survival mechanisms within Malawi. Kungokhala phwii ku State without solutions njala every year, the country going down and down iye ali ndwi!!! God help us. Remove this thorn from our midst

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