Malawi sends buses to South Africa to rescue its stranded nationals due to lockdown

Malawi goverment has sent four buses to South Africa to evacuate stranded Malawian nationals because of lockdown.

Busy drivers undergoing immigration scrutiny
Buses hired to repatriate Malawians stranded in South Africa
The move is in response to an outcry from many Malawians living in South Africa who have been suffering since the country started a lockdown in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Mwanza border immigration spokesperson Pasqually Zulu confirmed that the four buses left the country  through the border post on Monday, May 11.
Zulu says according to documents carried by bus drivers, the stranded Malawians will be taken from Cape town, Kwazulu Natal, and Johannesburg.
“The evacuation buses are expected to arrive at Mwanza border this coming weekend. After medical scrutiny and advice, they will proceed to  Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Mangochi districts”,says Zulu.
In a related development, the country has also received six more Malawian nationals who have died in South Africa, while the country was on lockdown.
This is in addition to 10 dead bodies which arrived in the country over the weekend.
Details indicates that five of deceased are from Mzimba and one is from Blantyre. Four of them are men.
Causes of the deaths are not known but reports indicate that four were involved in accidents while others died natural death.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
0 0 vote
Article Rating

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
44 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Amoo J.
Amoo J.
9 months ago

They were supposed to use COVID-19 money that WHO gave to Malawi coz that’s one of intended purpose for that donation and not by charging stranded, ailing, exhausted, traumatised, broke Malawian brothers and sisters that only want to come back home. Bear in mind that this can happen to anybody so consider!!!!

Mina
Mina
9 months ago

Si Za ulele pitani ku mounorulama eagle liners enter ape Ina akuti chani Kaya Koma mitengo yake ndi Pepa sizinaonekepo

Mwana
Mwana
9 months ago

It’s not for free hey and the bus fare is very high 😭😭 that a stranded person will not make it to pay. They have doubled up ever since they need to cover up the gaps due to the lockdown restrictions on carrying the passangers. Forget about going home if you don’t have money

Gamalieli
Gamalieli
9 months ago

You see badness of lockdown to poor people. Today you are sending buses yesterday you wanted to lock us, so ife akanatitumizira ma bus ndani. Stupid govt

Pumbwa hear this
Pumbwa hear this
9 months ago

If you add chakwera/chilima votes in 2019, it’s almost 2.8 million, Peter / atupele adds up to 2.2 million votes that’s minus tippex ones,a gap of almost 600000 votes I can’t see all this pipo changing and voting for dpp/UDF alliance..copied

Aatom Mlale
Aatom Mlale
9 months ago

Its liid n clear, people they stranded, then why we asked to pay money for transport… Are you sure, you feeling sorry for your brothers & sisters…?

What kind of mercy u have?

Think twice my malawi

Hastings Joseph
Hastings Joseph
9 months ago

How should we get the buses gyz.somewhere in Jo’burg city

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

No one seems to a clue, if you get one update bro!

Mike
Mike
9 months ago

Please, where in Joburg will the buses be found what is the procedure for those who qualify to be repatriated.

Martin
Martin
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I see no reason for sending four buses while ,more than 190 thousands of people they very stranded here in south Africa

Happy Rhodney Ndhlovu
Happy Rhodney Ndhlovu
9 months ago

Where are we getting these buses, I went to Malawi embassy this morning it’s closed they will open after lockdown so how does this gonna work also it seems some people take advantage of scamming people please tell us is this free transport or not cause there is rumors that it’s R1500 please let us know which is which

Mwikho
Mwikho
9 months ago

At least Thanks for waking up to my call of sending buses to repatriate stranded malawians in comparison with repatriating one person by the name “Bakili Muluzi” on a chartered plane.

shares
Read previous post:
Alliances must endorse Malawi Youth Manifesto or risk votes – YDC

Youth Decide Campaign (YDC) says political party alliances ahead of Malawi's fresh presidential election must endorse the national youth manifesto,...

Close