South Africa gets tough on illegal immigrants

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Malawians traveling to South Africa have to brace themselves for hard times as the officials there have introduced stiff fines for transport operators who transport undocumented travelers into the country.

According to a notice published on the website of the country’s department of home affairs, transporters caught on the wrong side of the law will pay a penalty of R15,000 (about MK660,000) per undocumented traveler.

BeitbridgeThe new regulation will be enforced in all of South Africa’s ports of entry, including the Beitbridge Border Post. Malawi24 understands that buses which will most be affected by the new regulation are those from Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The two countries have a vast number of its citizens in South Africa who entered the country illegally.

The new regulation shows that South Africa is determined to reduce the number of illegal immigrants who have already flooded the country. Earlier this year, the government instituted an operation dubbed Fiela to smoke out all illegal immigrants.

The four month operation carried out by the country’s police, home affairs department, and the army targeted hotspots of foreigners.

Scores of illegal immigrants were arrested in the operation. A few months ago, South Africa also banned all buses with foreign registration number plates from entering the country.

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  1. kma guyz chimodz osanyoza kwanu,MW ndi dzko lathu lomwe tinabadwira kapena kulizwa bfo SA yomwe tikuinyadira leroyi cox anything to happen lizatithandize it’s the same small country of which we hate to day i proud to b Malawian,guyz proud ur nation MW

  2. Mugabe spirit is walking anycorner. Mufese munorurama. Imanyamura opanda kenakalikose. Kumeneko zakudya kudura ngati zikwera ndege.mabodza basi lero kulibe voti yanga munya, ndikadwara chipatala chimandirandira bwino.

  3. democracy imapeleka ufulu kwa munthu ku chita chimene ukufuna kayaukufuna ku kwatira mwamuna mzako kaya mkazi kapena akazi okhaokha kwatirane vuto palimbe azaona ndi mulungu mwiniwake

  4. Olo mutokote mani kuno tikutafuna makola chomene xmas shopping palibe dende usipa kome KFC ndi anzake acha Nando’s ena ati Naidoo. pangani zomwezo tione mufika nazo kuti. njala nthenda nsanje ameneyo nde mmalawi, chachilendo ndi vichi? Hennessey akumwedwa ndi Alonda omwe mupulikenge makola mpaka kutuluka ufa mmakutu.

  5. Moyo opanda mavuto sumakoma afunsen amene mukuwaziwawo kuti ndiolemera ndizowona popanda jon tikanakhala ndani ife amalawi kaziko kochepa komanda migodi

  6. Ok and thanks for enlighting and for bringing us topics that only carry weight on fb.Tell them to do away with corruption then i will say kudos to them

  7. Iwe ndiwe opusa eti unayamba wayenda iwe mimba ngati ntsuko, anthu akukudandaula nkhani zonse umalemba zambiri umangopeka osapita kumalima kumudzi kwanu bwanji ulibe Munda

  8. Yu always say about us who try to get better pasture here yu cant even give us job there stay away from us cos we contribute alot onalawian economy

  9. Zilingat munthu wakumudz kut apite town amawopa chimodzimodzinso enanu mumawopa kupita joz ati kuwopa police ndi matsotsi.

  10. Zilingat munthu wakumudz kut apite town amawopa chimodzimodzinso enanu mumawopa kupita joz ati kuwopa police ndi matsotsi.

  11. Zinayamba nthawi ya Mandela koma palibe chimachitika, South African immigration officials are so corrupt second to none, sailing in a gravy ship.

  12. nde anthu a pa beitbridge mukupanenapo ndi okonda katangale sizinaoneke kungowapatsa yogula drink wathana nawo iwe nkumalowa mwaufulu palibe zoophya apa malamulo amaika okha komanso amaphwanyaso …eyetu timalowa nkutuluka ngati ku chimbudzi…..ntiiiiiiiiiii!!

  13. Kulipira paspot masiku ano ndikubetsa. Bola la Malawi lasanthusa modyera mwaife,chaka chili chonse kumangokweza mtengo wapaspot. Ife tasiya kutenga timabuku tanu takuchipatalato.

  14. Thats good,its part of security and government revenues.Remember,its un acceptable to go into somebody’s country without a travelling document that is law breaking.

  15. Alekeni anene akazatopa azatiuza…… ..tiyeni kunyanja ife tikasambe akutipatsa kutentha nawo….. ..ngati akumpando deal akuidziwa zoti timadutsa straight pa border pompo opanda chiphaso iwo akungoyang’ana sizakutchirenso ai….nde mutiuza chani ….enafe nde chiphaso njeee koma tilinkati kucheza nazo zidzukulu za Zuma kuno

  16. Ife nde tilipobe mu jonz muno ticheza mpaka nseru winawe uzikhala ndi ukambelembeele wakowo ife tikusintha lif iwe uli phwiiiii pomwepo tikuinjoya mooi mack .yachika. dragon. Soweto.rusternburg.zinnieville . Karienpark. Kkkkkkk uisova

  17. I think amene mumaopa ndinu amene kuno simunafikeko koma ife tinazolowela,,,,imagine ndakhala ndikubwela kuno kawili opanda pasport and akhala akundigwila katatu koma osanditumiza,,,,ndalama ndiyankho ya zonse tiyen tidzingolimba mtima coz popanda jonz malawi sakanakhala kanthu

  18. Beitbridge inali kale ife tinallwa opanda passp even ndalama ndilopasi pa trailer ya truck mpaka kudusa kma ndimadandaula chithu chimodz sindinayiziwe kapenaso kuiona eishhh kma ayawofe timatha

  19. With R20 only imanage to cross beit bridge boarder without any passport,anthu sazasiya kulowa opanda mapepala owayeneredza coz amakonda ziphuphu kwambiri,

  20. Zakale-kale zimenezo, zinalipo, zilipo ndipo zizakhalapo komabe anthu tizikhala kuno ngakhale opanda pepala. Inenso passport yanga inatha last year December koma nkhawa njeemaa

  21. Kodi mumalimbana ndi anthu amene tili jozi chifukwa chiyani mavuto anthu simavuto anu ,, mavuto amene alikuno timakumana nawo ndife osati inu ayi mind your business,,,

  22. zakale izi…..zinayamba kale ndipo lamulolo anakhazikitsa kale….iwe ndikupanda mzeru kwakoko wati uwaudze anthu apa……anthu adakabwerabe opanda ma pssport mufunse neighbour Mangochi/machinga akuuza…….anthu aliko kuno opanda mapepala millions of millions aaaa pali chani apa…….

    Imagine yesterday amene mukudziwa ku China city komanso YACHIKA afika anthu okwana 48 opanda mapepala ….
    Muyetsa mkadziko kathu kobvutikaka kopanda madeal…..

  23. Every country has its own rules as also Malawi. When entering RSA you need to have ZAR3,000. and proper documents eg bank receipt, proper adresses. Even when going to Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho. So Malawians just go without these things should you blame RSA? What r the difference requirement for RSA then UK then America then Botswana? Tamalembani zeni zeni zofunika apa

  24. Who created these borders at the first place, we Africans didn’t know anything about boundaries because we are all the same…. Bad why make things harder for your brothers/sisters when things are already hard for them….

  25. Beit Bridge…Was Named After Alfred Beit..Sir Alfred Lane Beit was born In London on 19th January 1903..His Father Was Otto Beit 1865-1930. Was a british south african,was a british conservative party Politician… Something Many South African They Dont Know…Ask Them About Whatsapp,Twitter,Instagram,And Xenophobia