Malawi to deport over 400 illegal migrants -Muluzi

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Atupele Muluzi has vowed that illegal immigrants will be kicked out of Malawi after reports emerged that over 400 illegal lags are detained at various prisons in the country.

Atupele Muluzi: Vows  to deport more migrants who enter Malawi illegally

Atupele Muluzi: Vows to deport more migrants who enter Malawi illegally

Muluzi said government has issued removal directions for some of the illegal immigrants.

“There are presently approximately 300 illegal migrants being held at Maula Prison from the Great Lakes region that have to be repatriated. This is part of our international obligations, but we are facing resource constraints,” Muluzi said as quoted in Weekend Nation newspaper of Saturday August1, 2015.

More illegal immigrants will be deported from Malawi, Muluzi said.

Malawi faced a swarm of people coming from war-torn countries DR Congo, Somalia and Sudan en route to economic giant South Africa for greener pastures.

There are no detention camps or removal centres for immigrants in Malawi. The country is holding illegal immigrants in already overcrowded prisons and treating them as convicts.

The country’s jails has approximately 13 000 inmates against a recommended holding capacity of around 7 000 prisoners, acceding to Home Affairs Minister.

“Malawi is fast becoming a transit route for illegal migration,” the paper quotes Muluzi.

He said Malawi need to “invest more in terms of financing and commitment towards border control management.”

Muluzi pointed out that issues of migration are “ as complex as are the reasons why people move.”

He disclosed that government is in the process of constructing new border posts at Chisenga, Chimaliro, Mbalachanda, Mkanda and Mwase.

Meanwhile, Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has since expressed concern about the abusive detention of immigrants in the country’s prisons and warned the country risks breaking international laws.

According to Weekend Nation, MHRC executive secretary, Grace Malera, said it is shameful for people who have committed no crime to be detained in harsh prison conditions for prolonged months.

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21 thoughts on “Malawi to deport over 400 illegal migrants -Muluzi”

  1. Ismael mdala says:

    Illegal immigrants in prison like criminals?plz try the other way.

  2. deportation is normal.there is nothing wrong with this move.most countries do depot illegal immigrants.but should be done in a rightful way.if you dnt have resources then stop it.put them somewhere good not in prisons.or else you will force the move and you do it wrongly

  3. wasoka manson says:

    Adzipita

  4. Limbani Maxwell Teputepu says:

    Africa for Africans..its a shame to deport Africans in Africa..a shame to a son of a former president whose father preached about democracy to authorize deportation of fellow Africans. What international laws are you referring to? why observing white man rules and regulations??? wake up Malawi.. TIA(This Is Africa)

  5. Richard. Banda says:

    God move towards internal security.speed up National identity cards sir

  6. KARU UNITED says:

    Why not just imitate what the French authorities do in Calais, to immigrants wanting to enter the UK, they just ignore them, as they jump on lorries to the UK. Personally I look at this mainly a South African ” headache”.

  7. Kambilonjo says:

    Zotengera zimapweteketsa, asiyileni a South Africa womwe ali ndi zoyenelera zonse, u are not able to feed patients in hospitals, wat more detainees?

  8. Nanu mwayamba za ku S África mesa mmawanena azanu

  9. Fred says:

    En route have I heard it correctly right some precautions have to be taken by government

  10. Naneso says:

    Atupele Muluzi,the government has no resources. Kikiki
    Mmaziyambiranji?

  11. Malawian MomS says:

    THEY SHOULD NOT BE HERE BY PERIOD.

  12. Bushiri man of God says:

    Leave them alone they r human bein, if that’s the case why don’t u provide ID to malawians like every country is having that indentity does to prove that he is real a citizen of that country instead of harrasing african pple for nothing. Indians they r every where in malawi using our resources for free. Why always it has to be us fricans suffering? Just becouse we don’t have money. Shame on u minister just implement IDs that’s only thing will prove ur point. Not borders it won’t help us malawians ur police r too much corrupt.

  13. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    KOMA ATUPELE NDI KHOSWE NGATI ABAMBO WAKE, GO AND RELEASE THEM, THEY ARE OUR BROTHERS

  14. Munthu wamkulu says:

    They are alot illegals of Asian decent but yet you are doing nothing to kick them out of here because they palm oil your crooked immigration staff.They are whites too working here with no proper work permits claiming to be expatriates.Leave these African brothers to live here freely but you can chase south Africans because they are xenophobic towards to their African brothers.

  15. Dwambazi says:

    We are going to deport illegal immigrants but we have no resources to do so…….in other words no one is going anywhere so why even bring up the issue? Atupele just wants more visibility and spot light on him.

  16. Human rights? My foot! Where were u when innocent Malawians were being hacked in SA?
    These pple are here illegally and the law must deal with them.

  17. A Bazza says:

    How do you identify them as all Malawians have no Identification by the government?

  18. makito says:

    Looking at comments on Facebook, I agree painfully that we are populated with more dunderheads than you can ever imagine.

  19. Gas Machine Head says:

    Last sentence: Grace Malera, is illegal migration “legal?” They need to be sent to the prisons and then sent back home because we are not as advanced as the other economies who have migration detention centers. By entering Malawi without valid documentation it means you are trespassing Malawi Laws, thereby committing a crime, as simple as that.

  20. atonga says:

    Those are our African brothers,leave them and concetrate on real issues facing Malawians

  21. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    MARA WHY? THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT CRIMINALS, LET THEM GO. UMUNTU NGIMUNTU NGA BANTU AS LONG THEY ABIDE BY RULE OF LAW OF PARTICULAR COUNTRY, THIS IS NOT SOUTH AFRICA, MALAWI HAS GOT NOTHING FOR THESE PEOPLE TO SUFFER INHUMANELY.

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