Malawi Police in Mchinji are interrogating 34 Democratic Republic of Congo citizens who were found congested in a house belonging to a Malawian woman.
It is believed the woman was hiding her as the immigrants wanted to find their way to South Africa.
Acting spokesperson for Mchinji Police Madalitso Banda confirmed the police have arrested the Congolese
. “They were hiding in a house of Mrs Maureen Zulu. They said they did not know that they had crossed into Malawi,” Banda said.
The discovery of the Congolese come barely a day as over 50 people including police officers have been killed in a political tension that is riding following President Laurent Kabila’s decision to extend her grip to power.
In Dedza Immigration officials say they arrest 300 illegal immigrants on average every month spokesperson for Dedza Immigration Tambulasi attribute this to porous iorder due to several unchartered routes in the district.
He said the usual patrols at the boma do less to control the situation.
Most illegal immigrants, from Ethiopia, Somalia and now DRC usually are enroute to South Africa.