Govt to repatriate over 2000 Malawians from South Africa: Facing deportation

Government has repatriated over 200 Malawians from South Africa and is expected to repatriate over 2000 as they are facing deportation from southern Africa’s economic powerhouse.

Mphande: Will bring back our citizens
Mphande: Will bring back our citizens

Spokesperson for the department of Disaster and Preparedness Jeremiah Mphande said in an interview the whole exercise is to cost government K50 million.

“All those we are repatriating are at Lindera camp and are facing deportation. Most of them are answering charges of lacking proper documentation to allow them stay in South Africa,” he said.

Mphande said the government of South Africa is deporting illegal immigrants from Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi.

He said the first group of 245 Malawians was repatriated on on November 1 and the second group will e repatriated on November 22 whilst the third group will arrive on December 3 and the last group on December 7.

Mphande said four buses have been hired for the exercise with the help of Ministry of Health, ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Malawi Redcross and Organisation on Migration.

He said upon arrival in Blantyre, those repatriated are given money for transport back to their respective districts.

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S'KONO M'KAMWA
S'KONO M'KAMWA
5 years ago

THIS DDP GOVT IS LYING.

tan'gatan'ga
tan'gatan'ga
5 years ago

Ndiye tonse tiyeni tingothawira ku SA,akakatigwila thalansipoti yobwererela ilipo!

tan'gatan'ga
tan'gatan'ga
5 years ago

Let us get an injunction to stop Govt to stop spending money on the law breakers.

tan'gatan'ga
tan'gatan'ga
5 years ago

Why should our hard earned tax money be used to repatriate the illegal migrants to South Africa. This will only encourage others to break South African immigration laws which are similar to ours. Let the South African government deal with them according to their laws. The money saved would be better used to buy drugs and food for our hospitals. Please let us have our priorities in order.

ephrahim
ephrahim
5 years ago

Our leaders should be ashamed failing to created a economic environment to keep our most productive youth on the job in the country. As long the wages level in South Africa is seven times higher for the same job done, even Peter would like to get Jacobs salary, we will have this problem of economic migrants. My question is any way: For what is SADC??? Is it not exactly a economic and political zone to create also work for job migrants inside the zone? To the Human Rights organisation and our government : Please look into the situation in the… Read more »

Tengupenya
Tengupenya
5 years ago

Hard choices among competing priorities. These economic migrants or refugees should be allowed to go through the deportation exercise (which the deporting authorities pay) and save the money being used to transport them buses to give them starter packs when they arrive home. Did SADC NOT FREE movement of people across the internal borders of SADC.?

kowike
5 years ago

AWA NDI ANTHU OSAPHUNZIRA MA STANDARD FIVE DROP OUT, ATI AKUFUNA MALIPIRO ABWINO HA HA HA HA DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH OOH JUST THANK PETER MUTHALIKA WAKUBWERESERANI MA COMMUNITY COLLAGES ATI AT LEAST YOU SHOULD FIND SOMETHING MEANINGFUL IN YOUR LIFE, OSANGONAMA NTCHITO ZIKUSOWA ZIKUSOWA JUST LOOK AT YOUR CV BEFORE YOU START SHOUTING!!!!

schisale
schisale
5 years ago

Am I the only one who finds the headline misleading at first glance. Our government is “not repatriating” it is the South African government that is repatriating. Therefore something like “Government is providing transport for Malawians repatriated by the South African government.”

Bandawe
Bandawe
5 years ago

Stop the nonsense we have already paid for these nonsense we still have lots of problems to work on and not these nkhutukumves

California King
California King
5 years ago

Tikanali pa Theba simutitha olo mutatani mungotaya nthawi yanu pachabe. Peter Mulakho Wamuthalika Walomwe Mind your Business Fotseck

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