Malawi activist demand travel requirements to South Africa changes after killing of business woman

Civil society organisation activists are up in arms demanding that the government should negotiate with Pretoria to remove a travel requirement that demands every traveller to South Africa must show R3000 at borders to immigration authorities.

Mkwezalamba: Lilongwe should negociate with Pretoria

CSO activist Robert Mkwezalamba said this at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe where thousands of people gathered to receive the remains of business woman Flora Chathyola Sinsamale who was slain at Beit Bridge border post in South Africa.

Mkwezalamba said the R3000 was the motivation behind the killing.

“It is Malawi which told South Africa to put such a requirement. Other countries in the region do not have such a requirement. This requirement should be removed because it is the recipe for such attacks by thieves,” he said.

Mkwezalamba also said Malawians are given a 30 day visa to stay in South Africa when other nationalities in the region are given a 90 day visa.

The body of Flora will be buried at Biwi cemetery on Friday.

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Jackson Kamende

Ndi zachisoni kuti ndi a Malawi okha amene amazumzidwa mu Sadic muno ndipo boma lathu silimakhudzidwa. Chonde pitilizani kuyankhulapo kanthu pa nkhaniyi mpaka zinthu zisinthe. Zikomo Kwambiri. Komano pokakambilanapo chonde akaunikilenso mavuto ose amene anthu oyenda maulendo a ku RSA akukumana nawo. Mwa ena mwa mavutowa ndi awa: 1- Ma Mozambicans akuzunza a Malawi koopsya. No matter how clean and well organized your documents are, they demand R50 kuti akudindile. Ndiye panjanso a pa gate sudutsa mpaka upelekenso R50. Zimenezo ufune usafune, upeleka malo onso. 2- Ukamatuluka Mozambique on Zimbabwe side, Pali anyamata ochuluka kuposa anthu oyenda pa ulendo omwe… Read more »

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Unless Mkwezalmba and others do not really know what they are talking about, which of course is a pity.
The R3,000 SA entry requirement does not, in any case intend to restrict/ punish Malawians entering SA. It is rather meant for the welfare of the traveler, in terms of his/her accommodation in SA and transport back home in case of any eventualities. Not meant to be punitive at all. CSO should learn to educate Malawians of the truth.
Do not go to STATE house to lie or fill your bellies for nothing rather represent Malawians pa chowona, not ur stomach.
SHAME!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Why would a whole caring government put such restrictive condition to its own citizen who have a desire to travel to South Africa. Mobility within the region should be encouraged and not discouraged. If Malawians are leaving in droves then the Malawi government should develop its own country so that people should not even think of migrating elsewhere for a better life.

mabusa
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mabusa

Thieves at Beit Bridge boarder know that at least 90% of people in one bus from Malawi each has R3,000 cash on hand and most of our brothers and sisters from Malawi are victimized because of this amount either at the boarder or after entry. R.I.P

getrude
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getrude

Zoonadi R3000 aichotse, ife tikuvutika. Even 30 days ndiyochepa kucheza ku RSA. Give us 90 days as well

Fillias Nason
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Fillias Nason

This is so sad that miss Flora left us like this, may her soul rest in eternal peace. As i did know Flora personally it is very sad that she is indeed gone forever as she was a kind woman always ready to assist when she can. Condolences to her family and friends and may the Lord Almighty guide them in these trying times.
#R.I.P.FLORA
#RemoveR3000

mbuzi malawi
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Koma Malawi zilizonse kutsalira why? Malamulo opusa amenewo akachotsedwe ndithu, nanga taonani lero aphetsa munthu osalakwa

Mohamed
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Mohamed

Malawi timatenga action wina akafa why?Tawonani maiko azathu amapatsidwa 90 days ndipo amaloledwa kupeza mapepala mosavutikila koma amalawi amakanidzidwa.
Ndalama yowonetsa pa boarder imeneyi ndi yomwe ikumadzetsa mavuto kwa amalawi ambiri ndipo akafika mu JHB apolisi ambiri amapanga target kwa amalawi cos amadziwa kuti ali ndi cash on posession

Huwee
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Huwee

Ndi bodza Leni leni Boma lakuno kumalawi silipanga malamulo a Ku South Africa ayi.
A Malawi ambiri amanyamuka luno wopanda penny ndi passport amaganiza kuti akakafika jukoni akatola chikwama koma sizimachitoka cchoncho ayi ambiri amabvutika Boma la lummeneko. linaganiza zoika ndalama ya ,3000rand poyankha bvuto loyenda ulendo tisamakonzekere lomwe lilipo.Pepani ngozi ya infayo awo ndi akuba chabe!;

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