Malawians stranded in South Africa as they are forced to pay for evacuation buses

Hundreds of Malawians, hit by prolonged lockdown in South Africa, are in despair and stranded as they are forced to pay for buses which were supposed to evacuate them.

Buses hired to repatriate Malawians stranded in South Africa

The Malawians assembled on agreed points in Johannesburg, Cape Town and other areas hoping that they would flee the lockdown.

However, they have been told on arrival at the designated points that the buses are not free.

Pastor Yusuf Phiri who is in South Africa says the situation is pathetic as most of the Malawians, having not worked for two months due to lock down, have no money to pay for the fares to Malawi to flee the lockdown.

Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Gloria Bamusi said the buses were hired by some Malawians living in South Africa.

“What the government of Malawi did was to get clearance to allow the buses leave South Africa and pass through Zimbabwe and Mozambique as public transport is banned in those countries,” said Bamusi.

She said the government has nothing to do with the cost of travel.

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Mina
Mina
9 months ago

Tsono amoyowa omwe alibe ndalama ya rent ndi ntchito chakudya mukuti you have nothing to do with their issues okay, so howzt Za mitembo ikufika kumeneko mu lockdown yi do you have any contribution as government or not? Coz simungakonde mitembo pamene amoyo akufunisisa thandizo Lani.

Mask
Mask
9 months ago

DPP government has nothing to do with the cost of lockdown cash transports for the Malawian stranded in South Africa .

Mpakaten
9 months ago

Ash, the c so called M’malawi weni-weni in case you don’t know, the South African Government chartered aircrafts from the national airline, (SAA). If there was payment , it means the Government paid SAA in order to bring back its citizens, not asking citizens to pay. Ramaphosa was highly praised by the public for taking that decision. Do you know when people returned home, they were quarantined in a hotel in Limpopo for 14 days and then released them to their various destinations on beautiful buses. Malawi Government can do the same – pay the bus companies. Boma ili ndi… Read more »

Barbara
Barbara
9 months ago

It’s good that the people wants to come home. But we should also think of the ones in Malawi. Therefore they should be on 2 weeks quarantine before heading to their homes. I hope the government has a place for quarantine. You have to take measures seriously not just checking if the person has fever. Quarantine them that’s what everyone country is doing with their citizen coming from hot spots.

kamina
kamina
9 months ago

munapita nokha so musova mene mubwerere..mwanyoza nyoza Peter lero mwamufuna? zikhalani konko mesa kuno mumanyoza kuti ku mpanje nde lero mwakufuna

Memory
Memory
9 months ago
Reply to  kamina

Aaaaaa tibwera ife lockdown is soon coming to an end here ,still we have poor readerships in Malawi,that’s a fact!!!

Lee-limbani
Lee-limbani
9 months ago

U can go back with your buses we will remain here until lock down is finish opanda mano mkamwa

Kalulu Wadwala
9 months ago

Kodi popita boma linakutengani? Mumakataniko ku. Joni? Bola amene amakagula katundu. Ena u musova

Junior citizen
Junior citizen
9 months ago
Reply to  Kalulu Wadwala

Ndiwe Gali kwabasi mavuto Ali kwanuko sukuwaona chimene chipititsa anthu ku south Africa ndiumphawi kukasaka Kuti adzithandize Moyo wa tsiku ndi tsiku. And akatumiza ma rand awo Kuno ku Malawi inazungulila aise

snazd
snazd
9 months ago

shame on this government , fuel nmene watchipilamu I don’t think fueling our buses can cost much

Nzika
Nzika
9 months ago

Mumatukwananso kwambiri president ndi inu a Malawi muli ku South Africa, mwano okhaokha lero mukuti chani?

Kambewa Chisale
9 months ago
Reply to  Nzika

The money to be used is for Malawi government and not for Peter Bingiza Muthalika

Lee-limbani
Lee-limbani
9 months ago
Reply to  Nzika

Mwamasuka tu Man mukufunika pa chain 😂😂

Huma
Huma
9 months ago

This is interesting and am sure funds have been drawn on government account for this r exercise. Kudya ndalama komaliza before kutuluka. The worst govt ever

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