Mozambique deports 88 Malawians in transit to South Africa

Authorities in Mozambican Tete province have deported 88 Malawian nationals who were on their way to South Africa probably to look for greener pastures, Malawi immigration officials have confirmed.

Deported Malawians from Mozambique
Malawian nationals who were travelling to South Africa without any travelling document.

They say details of those who trafficked them remain sketchy since the alleged traffickers have been detained in Mozambique on human trafficking charges.

“Those deported are from Machinga, Mangochi and Balaka districts. Eight of them are women and one minor.,” says Mwanza immigration spokesperson Pasqually Zulu.

Cases of people using unchartered routes and having no proper documentation when travelling outside the country are on the rise in Malawi.

This is despite efforts by the department of immigration and citizenship services to stop the tendency.

Two days ago, officials in Malawi intercepted 54 Malawian nationals who were travelling to South Africa without any travelling document.

Four of them had passports which did not belong to them.

“They were caught during a joint sweeping exercise which was conducted by Police, Immigration and Malawi Revenue Authority officers,” says Zulu.

He says during investigations it was revealed that these people were assisted by Mr Elias Jafali aged 24 of Ntonda Vge T/A Chowe Mangochi, Mr Shadreck Mafupa aged 30 from Kambuku Vge T/A Makhwangwala in Ntcheu, Mr Dickson Limited aged 30 Mchenga Vge T/A Kuntaja Blantyre and Mr Mabvuto Phiri aged 34 from Kachenga Vge T/A Mankhambira in Nkhata-Bay.

“The four are currently remanded at Mwanza Prison and are expected to appear before the court soon,” he says.

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zinenani Zoona
zinenani Zoona
4 years ago

Ndalama zoti zinakathandiza ma investment kuti enawa apeze ntchito ndi zija Chaponda anasunga kuchipinda kwake. Zina ndi zimene bwana akadya ku USA. Anthuwa aloreni apite ku Joni akapeze pogwira.

Abwanoni A-immigration
Abwanoni A-immigration
4 years ago

Good work, well done Mozambique.

So you can see for yourselves guys that Malawian authorities no longer care about their own people letting them to travel to south Africa where they would obviously be persecuted.

Thanks for Mozambique rescue effort.

Govalian Kanyama
Govalian Kanyama
4 years ago

Duwa lakula uko kumudzi abale. Passport is too expensive and too long to be out for one loffing man to manage and wait.
Umphawi uwu ngati ndi chilango tidalakwadi a Malawi koma Ambuye alowererepo abale.

4 years ago

Please a DPP develop our country, we dont need our people to go to SA.

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