Officials from the government say 30 of the 57 trafficked Malawians would be back in their country on December 14, four months after they were rescued in South Africa.
Foreign Affairs ministry spokesperson Rejoice Shumba said the courts in South Africa determined that the 30 were minors.
“We are still discussing with the authorities in South Africa for the release of the others,” she said.
Shumba was upbeat the remaining Malawians would be released soon.
The 57 Malawians were taken into South African police custody after they were discovered in a windowless van vehicle.
Officials from Malawi and South Africa established that they were being trafficked from Malawi to South Africa.
Many Malawians are migrating from Malawi to South Africa fleeing harsh economic situation in Malawi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :