A group of angry Malawians on Saturday 26 November 2016 ganged up in Nkhatabay where they launched a crackdown on undocumented immigrants in what reports indicates it is a retariation to the arrest of about 250 of which many of them hails from the district.
The exercise saw two people a Tanzanian and a Mozambican being kept in Police Custody at Nkhatabay Police for their safety.
The two have since been released without being charged with any offence and it is not known whether they have proper documents to stay in the country or not.
Nkhatabay Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Ignitius Essau confirmed the development.
According to the reports, the angry mob demands the deportation of all foreigners particularly Tanzanians living in the district without proper documents.
Nkhatabay districts accomodates several Tanzanian nationals conducting various business including fishing on lake Malawi.
About 250 Malawians were recently arrested and fined on various charges mainly illegal entry and overstaying in Tanzania.
Most of those arrested failed to pay the court fine and are currently serving labour punishments.
The development comes after hundreds of Malawians are still being kept at Lindela Prison in South Africa on similar offences waiting to be deported back home.
Malawians are also demanding the deportation of a 1994 suspected Rwandan Genocide identified as Vincent Murekezi who allegedy obtainedMalawian passports.