Living in South Africa to get tougher for Malawi illegal immigrants – Diplomat

Illegal immigrants will find it harder to set up home in Africa’s economic giant, South Africa as their government says it will make it more difficult for people to live and work in there illegally.

South Africa  envoy to Malawi Cassandra Mbuyane Mokone

South Africa envoy to Malawi Cassandra Mbuyane Mokone

South African High Commissioner to Malawi Cassandra Mbuyane Mokone said they will welcome only immigrants who have the right of abode.

“Issues relating to migration is one contributing to problems, migration continue to be a global phenomenon it cannot be denied but it has to be rightly done.

“We have many people coming from Malawi and elsewhere as foreigners based in South Africa and they are working they were not caught up in this ugly scenarios that we saw, we have opened up our boarders and if you come in rightly you are always accepted”, said Mokone.

She explained that Malawians can continue to live in South Africa as long as they have the right to live there so long as they comply with standard VISA requirements.

The South African diplomat added that it is her government’s responsibility to ensure Malawians are safe and provided with the right security.

She however expressed regret over xenophobic attacks that recently happened in her country against foreigners including many Malawians who were attacked.

In April 2015, xenophobic attacks in South Africa caused outrage across the continent and beyond. At least seven people died and thousands more fled the country.

Those perpetrating the violence claimed the citizens of other African countries were going to South Africa to steal their jobs and livelihoods.

Of those who fled back to their home countries, some are trickling back to South Africa

But, others have vowed never to return.

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dr bakha
you south africans dont lie to us that you give visas to those who meet the requirements.thats politics.even if you have all the requirements you still find a reason to refuse a visa.yuo lied to us that you need to give us papers we did the finger prints and you told us to wait now almost a year.look at europe if you are citizen within the region a person is allowed to stay in any country that is in euro.but here we have many like AU,SADC,COMESA etc but you only benefit from these through trade but you dont all help… Read more »
Keen Observer
All this minority what what is total nonsense, it just shows that most of the people who come on this platform are shallow minded. The thing here is not about where the president comes from NO but integrity. We can have a Nkhonde, Sena, Tumbuka, Tonga, Chewa whatever as long as he is mind you he NOT she, is a man of integrity & God fearing person. The biggest problem here is that we are looking for solutions from the wrong source. Man without God can not deliver anthu. People are crying in Egypt, South Africa, Burundi, Zimbawe you name… Read more »

Inu a mlahkho musaiwale kuti Opha ma Albino ndi Alomwe,achewa. ..So kadakwiza is wrong


who knew a black president would rule America? Aliyense amkakana, but there goes Obama. Martin Luther Junior saw it at a distance and the dream came true. It will happen with Malawi too, someday.


Kadakwiza, I respectfully reject your claim. You are absolutely talking nonsense. Look at the current government. Are the Lomwes not a minority in Malawi?
You sound so stupid that you are giving bad name to the great people of the North.
You should think before bashing your brothers and sisters. What is going on in Malawi right now has to do with greed and corruption, not tribe ( may be a bit…..)
I am a Yao, currently in the USA pursuing my dreams, but investing heavily in Malawi and I am starting to feel the burden of this corruption even from here.

You Mulopwana, let me tell you something my brother, am a Malawian as you are. And love my country very much. Why am I saying that we need a president from the north of Malawi is because, people from the north are minority. Which means if we can have a president from the minority group that person will try very hard to change things for the better. Mr Mulopwana try to understand what am trying to say here. This is not about tumbuka, but for our country which is still poor since it got independent 52 years ago. All because… Read more »
dr bakha

as evrybody knows you tumbukas if one of you is a top boss in a company mumakonderana by promoting yourselves by saying wakwithu wakwithu.anyway mukanakhala kuti simumazikonda guys you are full of yourselves


No 18 Kadakwiza, atumbuka mulira kuti ntoooo! with that altitude of thinking that you are the best you will never see Malawi presidency! We will defend the presidency to remain in the south or central region.


Whether you like it or not we are here in South Africa and you can’t make life harder for us foreigners because you are not GOD.


You Kadakwiza, if you are Tumbuka, just go to any NGO with Tumbuka lady/man at the top, all personnel will be Tumbuka. Is that what you want this country to be nepotic. The good thing is no matter how much you desire, this country will never be ruled by your tribe, not in our times


May God of heaven prove you wrong in Jesus name. May you remain alive and in your current state until you witness God’s mighty works. Siinu Mulungu

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