Malawi deports 69 illegal immigrants

Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has deported 69 illegal immigrants from the country.

The illegal immigrants are from Indian, Pakistan, Tanzania and Rwanda within a space of three months for being found working and conducting businesses in the country illegally.

Department’s Deputy Spokesperson Wellington Chiponde disclosed this Thursday in Blantyre.

He said the Department arrested and deported the foreigners after discovering that their permits had elapsed and were staying illegally which is contrary to the section 21 (1) of the immigration Act of the laws of Malawi.

“From January to date, we have deported 69 foreign nationals in the ongoing routine exercise and we will continue flushing them out because they pose security threat to the country as their intentions are not known,” Deputy Spokesperson explained.

Chiponde added that the department would continue to work tirelessly and would sure that only those whose intentions to live in the country are clear and have proper documentation are granted the permission.

He appealed to the public to be vigilant and furnish the department with information that may lead to the arrest of foreigners staying or conducting businesses without proper documentation.

“Any person harbouring illegal immigrants and concealing information that may lead to the arrest of the person is against the laws of Malawi and that he or she is liable for prosecution,” Chiponde stated.

Last year, the Immigration Department conducted similar exercise in different areas susceptible for the malpractice and deported 600 illegal immigrants.

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Joloza Kapokola
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Joloza Kapokola

Mupiteko ku WUSC mu city center…amalandira makapewa ngati they have come to visit Malawi uku abwelera kugwira ngchito illegally. Amakhala alibe ma work permit nkumangopanga extend their stay aku akigwira ntchito zoti a Malawi akanagwira…azungu ake ndi ma racist kwambiri

Mgerma
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Mgerma

Here in Senga Bay we have a German guy, by the name of Ron Mueller, who has been in Malawi illegally for a long time. Salima Immigration Officers are giving money each time they’re told to enforce the law.
We cannot just target amwenye and our Nigerian brothers for deportation and letting these illegal mzungus to stay. They are no good for our country. You cannot stay in Germany illegally. (Full stop!)

MAbvuto akula
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MAbvuto akula

nanga ma Nigerians wa bwanji?

katayeni chitutu
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katayeni chitutu

Amwenye ndiye alipo ambirimbiri ,ndipo alimo muma shop mu

Kudambwe
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You should also come to our work place we have a few of them

Truth Pains
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Mention your work place, we must flush them out.

benjones
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But last week they came to our work place and we indeed had about 7 illegal people from both Indian and Pakistani origin. But our officers took a bribe and let them carry on with their illegal work. Each illegal person was tagged to MK50,000.00.

Mike
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Please deport Karim. He is posing threat to our economy

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