Little girl missing after hippo attacks SA bound Malawians

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A five year-old girl is missing after a group of 10 other Malawians she was travelling with were attacked by a hippopotamus in Limpopo River as they tried to cross into South Africa using an illegal entry point two weeks ago.

The Herald of Zimbabwe reported on Monday that some of the Malawians sustained minor injuries in the attack.

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Malawians were attacked by a hippo

The paper quoted Limpopo Police Spokesperson, Colonel Ronel Otto, who said the girl and her mother were part of a group of 11 Malawians who wanted to enter South Africa illegally near Beitbridge border post on New Year’s Eve.

“Along the way they were chased by a hippopotamus and some sustained minor injuries. They ran away in all directions and since then the five-year-old girl went missing.

“Despite extended searches nothing has been found yet. Members of the South African Police Search and Rescue Unit as well as the Air Wing intensified search operations during the weekend,” Otto said.

The mother of the girl is said to have reported the matter to police after she tried to look for her without success for a week.
Malawians and other nationalities face a lot of problems when crossing Limpopo River. Some are attacked by hippos and crocodiles while others drown or are attacked by criminals who pretend to help them to enter South Africa illegally but instead rob, rape, or kill them on the way.

Citizens from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi flock to the rainbow nation to look for greener pastures and there are thousands of them staying in South Africa illegally.

Meanwhile, the South African government has stopped deporting illegal immigrants from Malawi but it is still arresting them.

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  2. Maxwell Jimmy Jaffale Makumba Allah akudalitseni pauthenga wanu womveka bwino ndi malangizo anu abwino. Amene tamva izi tiuzense anzathuwo chifukwa ena sakuwerenga nkhan ndipo sakudziwa kuti zachitika zachisoniz.

  3. Kkkkk si government or poverty but as the title says it; search for greener pasture. Kukhala malo otukuka doesnt mean kut utukukanso why osaona njira zina konkuno kumuzi. Akakakuphani kumeneko or deport banja lizafikira pati kuno?

  4. Azibambo ena ndi mbudzi zamuthu mene pamaophwera pa malo ameneo iwo ndikumaitana nkazi ,mwana opanda passport amaganiza bwanji, lero apasira mwana mikango ya mulipopo,eish foolish mother,and ldiot father,

  5. choyamba ndipereke uthenga wopepesa ku banjali limene lataya mwana wawo. Koma paja akulu amati kupewa kuposa kuchiza komanso uko kwathu ngati nyumba nyumba yathu ikudontha pamene mvula ikugwa,,ikakata muja, timakwera pamwamba nitiponyapo tiudzu pamene pakadotha paja. AMalawi tiyeni tichepetse kuyenda njira ngati zimenezi. Akuti njira zachidule. Musamanamizidwe kuti maulendo a pa bus ndiwodula, ai. Kaya ndiwe wa ku lilongwe, takwerani mabus monga intercape, munorruramah, ingwe, mkango, chilipa ndi mabus ena ovomerezeka. passport ndi k48500, nde ngati ukufuna kuti ituluke mwachangu, mungodizako k10000. Mabus sadula ndi k27 000, kuchokera ku Lilongwe. mufika kuno in 35 hours. ndarama zowonetsa munjira sikuti zingapitirire k20,000 ai. chimafunika ndikuzichepetsa komanso kumazimvetsa chison mukafika malo ofuna ndarama. Ino ndi nthawi yamvula imene mtsinje wa Limpopo umabzala zedi. Ng’ona zimangoti belubelu. Maulendo oterewa transport yake ndiyodula pafupifupi k140,000 kutsika mmunsi. pamene ulendo wapabus zonse zimatha k110,000. amai ndi abambo, anyamata ndi asungwana, ulendo wachidulewu, ndi ulendo wowopsa, ulendo wosafunikira wana. ndi pempho langanso inu madalaivala omwenso ndinu aini amagalimoto amaulendo ngati amenewa kuti sinthani nthawi yamaulendo anu. nthawi yamvula ngati ino, ndi bwino kuimika. chonde chonde chonde aMalawi, kwerani mabus mukamabwera kuno. And osangoti bola ndakwera bus, koma musanakalipire ndarama, fufuzani bwino lomwe basiyo. mabus osachititsa njengunje ndi mabus a Intercape, Munorurramah. Moyo ndi mpamba! Moyo ndi kapitolo! Moyo ndi makiyi! Usamalireni! Utetezeni chifukwa mukafa, simukagula wina