64 Malawians denied entry into South Africa: 20 detained in Zimbabwe

For failing to produce 3000 South African Rands at the border post, 64 Malawians were denied entry into South Africa as the authorities in that country demand that someone entering their territory should declare as having such an amount.

Desperate lives ... a woman flee across the South African border
Desperate lives … a woman flee across the South African border
Malawians continue to trek to South Africa for economic reasons
Malawians continue to trek to South Africa for economic reasons

Nyasa Times understands that it is however 34 that have returned home with the remaining 20 being kept in Zimbabwe detention centre awaiting repatriation, as they have no valid travel documents and cash.

The 34 people, according to Malawi Immigration authorities had valid travel documents and had money on them to sponsor themselves their way back home, which made their life a bit easy for return.

Malawi authorities have confirmed that 34 people, all from the northern district of Mzimba were indeed released Friday by the Zimbabwean authorities.

“They were arrested on 29th August 2015 after they had just crossed Beit Bridge Police Check Point as they were attempting to enter South Africa.

“The South African government handed over the people to Zimbabwean government and since August they have been on remand in Zimbabwe, and as we are saying others would be repatriated again as soon as the Zimbabwe government finds funds for the exercise,” Mwanza Immigration Boarder Post Spokesperson Pasqually Zulu said.

With or without proper documents, some Malawians trek to South Africa to look for jobs

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Zanga Phee!
Zanga Phee!
5 years ago

This is Pathetic,seriously something must be done.The Main problem is poverty of course but then some of Malawians are too ambitious.Even if they got money enough for capital but they are still going to South Africa,I can also agree with the guy called waku m’mawa Mario. Malawians in South Africa they are known with good hospitality at the same time they are going for cheap labor.95% of shops in south Africa, Malawian paid R250.00,R350,R380,400 per week. They need to pay rent 400 per space in the room of R1,400.00.To accumulate that amount of the room you need to stay in… Read more »

willybetha
5 years ago

yesgood

willybetha
5 years ago

Yes

PREDOMINANT KWENDA
PREDOMINANT KWENDA
5 years ago

mmmmmmmmmmh this is quite bad, lets ask allah to assist them accordingly.

John
John
5 years ago

MZIMAYI ALI PACHITHUNZIPO AMATENGAMO HEAVY. NGATI UNGAWERENGE, UNDILEMBERE EMAIL AT: [email protected]

THIS IS FOR REAL!!

BOBO
BOBO
5 years ago

In Malawi, its not only the problem of leadership or poverty but there are also very serious problems which many cannot see.Our way of thinking and living is the serious problem in Malawi and it cannot been seen and many cannot agree because this problem has become part of life and it has long background history.This problem generating so many other problems like of leadership and the belief that only educated and rich people can solve our problems. We educated people or the rich have their own problems.So, the solution is not to run away from your homeland God has… Read more »

Vwapuvwapu
Vwapuvwapu
5 years ago

It is bad, ku mudzi njala ndi kusowa ntchito sopano titani. Boma ligwepo kkkkkkkk

wakum'mawa mario
wakum'mawa mario
5 years ago

Yes, Malawi is poor but we are still living here.vuto la enanu ndi kuthawa school nsanga ndi izi lero chilichonse mungotukwana boma kaya zanu izo ife tili konkunobe.

nkhakamila
nkhakamila
5 years ago

a derek what is wrong with malawi government on u paying money in mozambique,zimbabwe,south africa.u go to south africa on ur own will ndi kusaphunzira komanso umbuli wanuwo.ndalama zili konkuno koma vuto amalawi fe sitiona patali.tinakula mopepera,thats why ma nigeria amatilemerera kwathu konkuno ife tili dyoooooooo.

Faith
5 years ago

Going to work in private sector to become rich as per say. Unemployment

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