Mozambican immigration authorities have deported 34 Malawian nationals two of them women, they suspected to be trafficked to Republic of South Africa.
Malawi immigration authorities say the deportees left Malawi for South Africa on December 7 through Dedza border and were arrested in Tete town.
They boarded a South African open van registration number NT 60780 which was driven by a South African national Rashid Swarea (45) whose passport number is A04535897.
Immigration spokesperson at Mwanza border Pasquale Zulu says the deportees are now “in our custody to verify if there are indeed Malawi nationals and also to investigate if they were indeed victims of human trafficking.”
“Once that is done we will consult head office on the way forward,” he says
The immigration officials are advising Malawi travellers to avoid packed in open vans or trucks when going to South Africa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :