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 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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :