Immigration stops 40 Malawians from going to South Africa over falsified documents

Malawi immigration authorities at Mwanza border post on Wednesday sent back 40 Malawian nationals who wanted to go to South Africa largely because of lack of or using falsified travel documentation.

One of the tampered passport

One of the tampered passport

Mwanza border spokesperson Pasqually Zulu say the  returned Malawians committed various crimes like tampering with official travel document and forgery while  others were using Emergency Travel Document (ETC) which is not allowed to go to South Africa.

“Some claimed to have arrived during Xenophobia attacks whilst others said they overstayed in South Africa as the reason they removal of some pages in their passports to hide Prohibited Immigrant status(sec 50) in South Africa” he said.

Zulu said the culprits have since been released and asked to return to their respective homes.

“They have been released but eight passports are still in our custody and will be handed over to our office in Blantyre.  29 of them were men and 11 women from Mangochi, Machinga,Balaka,Thyolo, and Mzimba Districts”

Bus companies that operates Blantyre and South Africa oute, Zulu says  have also been argued on the need  observe all the requirements when one wants to travel outside Malawi and they should not entertain middle men (doba-dobas) who give false  information to the travelling community.

He says the exercise will keep going on as away to minimise cases of Malawians being deported from our neighbouring countries for contravening various immigration laws.

Over 1000 Malawian are reportedly held at Lindera an illegal immigrants withholding camp in South Africa.

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8 thoughts on “ Immigration stops 40 Malawians from going to South Africa over falsified documents”

  1. Mandionekedwe says:

    Their President has no problem. And the reporter is mbutuma

  2. masoankhono says:

    kuli njala asiyeni akafune zodyasa mabanja awo.

  3. Chilungamo says:

    THIS IS A CRIME. MIND YOU THIS WILL MAKE HARD FOR MALAWIANS TO TRAVEL
    THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ARRESTED
    THIS IS A CRIME. HELLOOO, ANYBODY HOME?

  4. Winston Msowoya says:

    Why stoping the young men from going to the green pastures,while you know pretty well that Malawi is a black pasture?You must be a shamed to see young people leave Malawi because you have drastically failed to creat jobs for them,instead you and your surreptitious lackeys,run amok and leave public coffers dry.Mind you Mathunyula,it is your solemnly obligation to see young men and women are working to help their families with the necessities of life as you do to your own family if you have one.Leave the young people alone,you have incomprehensibly let them down and you must step down now and not tomorrow.

  5. Malawi salibwino let them go to south africa

  6. phwiti says:

    Stupid government,

  7. mjiba says:

    falsefying a travel document and released without a charge! Immigration are you serious? kodi training yanu mayesa imakhala ya Police samukuphunzisani kufufuza milandu? shame on you.

  8. One Day 2 Come says:

    Gud idea! No arrest cos they r going to look 4 a better lyf than the way it z in Malawi!

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