Malawi too broke to repatriate detained citizens in South Africa

Malawi government has said it has no money to repatriate over 1000 inmates at Lindera camp in South Africa after they were arrested for flouting immigration laws of that country.

Awaiting deportation from Lindela

Awaiting deportation from Lindela

Rejoice Shumba, spokesperson for the ministry of Foreign Affairs said half of the inmates at the camp are Malawians and have spent over a year but the government is too broke to fund their trip back home.

“As of now, we dont have money so we cannot do anything,” she said.

In the past, the South African government used to transport the Malawians back here in cargo planes.

Of late, the South African government repatriated the Malawians in buses costing the SA tax payers about K50 million for 100 inmates.

Shumba said her ministry would intensify civic education to discourage Malawians, most of them young people from going to South Africa through uncharteed routes and without valid documents.

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be humane
if there are no jobs in Malawi bwenzi anthu onse ali ku Joni. The same government schools your friends are going to universities. So many young are getting married everyday in Malawi. No country has problems of job creation in the world. every country has problems with jobs. Some of these people drop out of school kuthamangira ku joni ntchito azizipeza atasiyira sukulu panjira? Some of these were caught stealing you mean ku Malawi kuno kulibe zoti angabe mpaka akufuna kumakaba ku Joni? No excuse here just sympathise with only those caught up in situations not of their making and… Read more »
Abeat Minthu

Its beacuse there is NO Jobs in Malawi. If They were investors to create Jobs man young people could stan home. Its sad the whole generation withiout Jobs. How can They marry? Government schools are not iffective as They were during Kamuzu Banda. To Day is private schools. Some good same very bad.


But you have money to keep a useless guy outside spending K10m daily doing nothing – sorry nation

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Malawi is not broke, only that it’s priorities are not on its citizenry. Ask me how much is it required to repatriate these fellas from South and how much did APM spend in USA for one month apart from attending UN meeting. One wonders which should be treated with urgency.

be humane

Not all of these needs our sympathy. Enawa anagwidwa akuba and were imprisoned. Should that drain Malawi’s little finances? Enawa were once deported koma anabweleranso. enawa they went out without any travel documentation ndipo amadziwa kuti akulakwa. I will only sympathise with some of these who were tricked into it by some ill minded transporters and friends


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