SA gets tough on Malawians: hits them with deportations

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The home affairs department in South Africa is secretly deporting Malawians and Zimbabweans, according to reports.

Local media have reported that several Malawians have been held and later deported after they went to the home affairs department to get documentation for extending their stay.

A  Malawian who has been living in South Africa for more than 10 years said he was held after he went with his brother to the home affairs offices to have their asylum-seeker papers stamped to allow them to live and work in South Africa legally for another three months.

BeitbridgeHe claimed that he was then sent into a different room than his brother. While in the room, the home affairs officials told them to sign some papers and they signed before they could read what was going on there.

“I walked out of the room and found an official, another woman, sitting somewhere else. I asked her: ‘What is going on? Why are we waiting in that room?’“ She replied: ‘Oh, you are in that room? That means you are going to be arrested and they are going to deport you. If I was you, I would run away.’ “But they still have my papers.’” ‘It’s up to you, but you are better off just going.’”

That’s what he did. He just left quietly and the other guys in that room saw him leaving too and also decided to leave. They knew something was wrong.

However, the South African home affairs department refuted the claims saying there is no such thing and asked for the actual names of the people involved to determine why anyone was “being deported”.

But a nongovernmental organisation called Passop which fight for the rights of the foreigners in South Africa said it is aware of the incidents.

According to its director, Bernard Toyambi, the organisation has heard similar stories before but could not say whether anyone was being “secretly deported”.

“It’s not a secret. That guy probably just received his final rejection letter. After more than 10 years, they just rejected him,” he said referring to the Malawian who faced deportation after living in South Africa for 10 years.

South Africa was hosting more asylum seekers than any other country in the world by the end of 2015, according to a report released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

“South Africa has, by a large margin, the highest reported number of applications pending at any stage of the asylum procedure,” UNHCR said in the report that was released on World Refugee Day. “The number of asylum seekers at the end of 2014 in South Africa was estimated to be 1 057 600,”

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  4. Malawi 24 usamatinyase ndi tima story tako ta fongkongto wanva!!! olo atatigwira ndiye chomwe chingasinthe pamoyo wako ndi chani??? tizafikila kwanu???? Unanva kuti akatigwira amakatisiya ku Iguputo?? tizabweleraso aise inu muzingopha anthu osalakwawo kumeneko!!!futsekiiiii wena

  5. Anthu sazasiya kupita ku joni pokhapokha dziko la Malawi asiye kupanga ma passport. Komanso a Police akagwira munthu amamuuzanso kuti iwo ndintchito yawo popanda anthu obwera bwenzi sakulembedwa a police ochuluka choncho komanso amakuuza kuti. Takugwira koma ukafika kwanu uzikabweranso chifukwa iwowo ndintchito yawo.

  6. Olo mungama commety mwausilu ndilibenanu tchito, kundigwila dipitii sikuthakwa moyo konanso akanditula padeni iwo nkutembenuka ine pompo ndi ku 4nela steni ibwele ndi kwacha, inenso pompo ndikuuyambilanso sindingakhale kumalawi zopusa ndiziwonelela zomafuna kum’manga woniko zo zachmba eeti

  7. Guyz Kuyenda Ndikuvina.Even Ku Mw Konkuno Deport Iliko Monthly.Kwambiri Zimakhuza Okhala M Town.Not A24 Mukakhuta Muzilemba Choncho Ai Sibo

  8. kugwila kuno anayamba kale ngakhale iweyo walemba usanabadwe ndipo ife tili kuno mpaka tizakwanitse zosowa zathu sitingathamangile kumeneko tizizadya ziwalaka ndi mbewa kakkaka musova inuyo ife tili kuno mpaka mselu

  9. Bwanji nanga ife timagwira aku Mozambique ndiye kuti tinasiriza wonse wobwera muzikomuno lembani zina chonde wolemba anews paper inu muzikambirana polemba. Tawonani nkhani zanu zomwe mukulemba penapake mwa eneake mukuyesa kuti mukukho koma simukuziwa kuti mukuyalusa ziko lanthu. Zowona mungapange post kute apresident alamula kuti tizidya mbewad kapena Ziwala mumala mwa nsima zoveka zimenezo mungati pamenepo mayiko azanthu atitenga ngati chiya abale inu?

  10. kkkkkk mavuto mukulimbana ndi anthu oti akudya. ma Rand siyani kufooketsa anthu ena anali ndi cholinga chobwera ku south africa zoti athu amagwidwa kuno aliyese amadziwa

  11. Osamva awa asiyeni, akawagwira boma lizangokhala chete! Ena alibize ndi uhule, abwereko ndizimatenda nditimafon , timascreen takutha kuno, enaxo zero!

  12. Ine ndinabwela 2006 opanda passport ndipo mpaka lero ndikungokhala mwamtendere.Ndiye ngati akugwira sitiopa chifukwa ku malawiko ndikwathunso.

  13. This people are just lazy…They don’t want to work what they know is drinking beer every day has for me i will go when i feel like, no one will force me i don’t even want a citizenship

  14. Sanayambe lero kugwira palibe chomwe chingatiopsye, ine ndisanabwere kuno ndinkamva kuti amagwira mpaka lero akugwirabe ndeiwe wa malawi 27.9 usapange zaife kuno tamangodyani mbewa ndi zitete zomwe akuzani a president anuwo basi

    • Nanga guys ayamba lero kugwira anthu ku home affairs ko, awanso subject ya uhulewo nde iti zugwirizana pati kungozioneseratu kuti mwa nyamata onse ndinu oyaruka

    • #tinniec chin ya fucken bastard who troubles you govmnt afta depotshun hmmm,ask ur fuckn APM where he burried his fore teeth its zim,nw y u fuckn around ya #punkAss snitch let people look for a green pasture kipon laying ur fuckn head with #malawi42

    • Iii zovtat et,kma simuwafunira amzanu zabwino et,maiko amzanu simakhala nkhan kma chili ndinu amalawi 24,anthu ajons simugona nao tulo why???

    • Kunena koma kumneko cc, dziko yathu ino, pompano ndikufuna aganyu inu mundiubile njerwa 50 thousand, ndimagise ma rent, so b ready ma gents aku mpanje

    • Kulimbana ndi watheba ndikutaya nthawi yako…ife tikupanga money dairy kuno inu mukungozikanda ngati mukusowa trasport ndi bwino kungopempha anthu akugayire uzayifire theba wamva iwe ukunena za uhulewe mwambamo!!!!!!

    • kom guys ma youth tikuthawa umphawi kwathu ku nyasa, azatukule malawi ndi ndani kodi? kodi afrika umphawi ndi wathu basi? i thnk pali bvuto n it has to be solved by being patriotic, mdima usaka dzuwa linyenga,. ndi udindo wathu kutengapo gawo, maiko ang’ono amzathu like rwanda umphawi ukutha bcos of activeness ya ma youth. tipite ku xool, osathamangila ku qatar, quwait, dubai, rsa etc ulibe masamba. uganda export expatriates to the world ie engineers, doctors, etc to uk, usa, germany etc n the country gets gud amount of forex, malawi needs the same.

    • Osewa akuthawawa ndiophunzira2 koma na mW simapeleka mpata kwa achinyamata ….inorder the government to find the real investors they just carrying on by closing the company’s ndiye choncho achinyamata asathawe kumapita Ku good hope zansi kkkkk

    • Kkkkkkkkkkkkk anzathu amene anapita ku SA ali mmagulu osiyanasiyana just like others from different countries. Of course ambiri ndi ma Asylum seekers after running away from poverty but some are investors and others are expatriates. Tisawanyoze onzathuwa, more over they are risk takers. What matters is much needed forex. School pa Malawi pano idapenga onthuni, amene anakanika azinka kuthebako vuto palibe.

    • Palibe Chifukwa Chotinyezera Maliro Anu Tizayika Kuno!Kuno Ndikwanu Guys Dnt Hate Ur Fathers Here Mungathe Kupeza Tsoka Lalikulu Kwambiri Kufera Mmanja Mwa Ma Zulu!Mbewa Tikudya Komabe Ndinu Abale East West North South Home Is Best Guys

    • Chosani lero maganizo oti opita theba ndi anthu osaphudzira..maganizo awa athe lero. ..kuno kuli anthu ophudzira kwambiri ndipo money akupanga. Koma zomatinyoza ife timakwiya nazo coz Malawi ngati amalimba kukhani ya ndalama zakunja amadalira anthu athebafe…katundu kumeneko mumadalira ife…..onyoza zinyozani koma ife nde tikungokwelerabe kuno

    • James Chimaliro 1 pofera sarambura 2 utafere mu trye ndiwe 3 mtemberelo lako ndikulibwenza kwaiwe mwini mu dzina la Yesu 4 tikamakhara kuno usamaone ngati tinaiwara kuti kumeneko ndikwathu timakumbukira thats why timakhara ndichidwi chowerenga news zakwathu ku malawi kuti tiziona momwe dziko la kwathu zikuchitika. Ndiye uli tsoka tsoka ndekuti chani thupi langa ndilotetezedwa ndi mwazi wa Yesu palibe chida chosuludwira chimene chizapindura mwa ine ndipo ondikumbira mbuna azagweramo yekha, ndiye tsoka ukunenaro likubwerera wekha nt ife amene tikuyankhura chilungamofe, holy ghost fire kwawoipayo

  15. Chibadwile my gfather told mi kuti amagwila ku Joburg so sanasiye ndithu , akumagwidwa anthu but God rules in the kingdom of men kumangothokoza mulungu kuti ndizisemphana nazo

  16. Depotee is every where u go as long as u dont have citizen ship, in so doing nothing strange lingakokuba ngamalema lingahleki abanye mara.

  17. Ndipo panopa akakutenga akumangokupatsa ntchto yotsuka maveni then nkukutulutsa akut ndalama zotumidzira anthu m’ma kwawo alibe iwe adm wamva kt zakozi??

  18. Kodi munthu ungakhale ku SA ulibe work permit. Apply for work permit to stay and work permanently without department of Home Affairs pressurizing you. Ndi zomwe ndina panga. I can do anything that SA citizens do.

    • #Somanje, its not difficult. You just have to build good relationships with different people. Be open minded to them and willing to do. #Chimzie, my Work permit is original. I opened an ABSA bank account, registered with department of traffic for my driver’s licence(right now I have an original South African Learner’s Licence that authorises me to drive a car). I will have my valid original SA licence in August this year. Next week, I will register with SARS in Cape Town. DONT say Malawians cannot have work permits. #Fatuma, you are right kuti aMalawi timadzikayikira popanga zinthu. Timawona ngati kuti chilichonse ndicholephera kwa ife. I only fear Xenophobia in SA, not Home Affairs

    • #Somanje, its not difficult. You just have to build good relationships with different people. Be open minded to them and willing to do. #Chimzie, my Work permit is original. I opened an ABSA bank account, registered with department of traffic for my driver’s licence(right now I have an original South African Learner’s Licence that authorises me to drive a car). I will have my valid original SA licence in August this year. Next week, I will register with SARS in Cape Town. DONT say Malawians cannot have work permits. #Fatuma, you are right kuti aMalawi timadzikayikira popanga zinthu. Timawona ngati kuti chilichonse ndicholephera kwa ife. I only fear Xenophobia in SA, not Home Affairs

    • Hmmmmm i hv a traffic register as well and an account with standard bank registered with sars yet i hv a permit which doesn’t appear in the system and the ma here to stay

    • #Flo its impossible for you to use fake work permit. Banks, sars and traffick department scan work permits. Before I got original permit, I went to traffick offices in Plumsteed where they rejected my application coz they found out that my permit was not in the system. No bank in SA can allow fake permits except IMB and Mkulu coz they are just FSP for foreigners. What you are saying is not true. If that is the case, then most Malawians who have fake permits would have done all that. People are being arrested for that. Every original work permit in SA is in the system. What I said is true. Ask anyone, they will tell you the same. I knew all this while I was in Malawi.

    • Not everyone can have that that’s because we stingy and don’t like to save up to get permits but we like short cuts that why we treated like dogs.imagine a person spending money every month for fake papers why don’t just save and get orginal working permits or visa?

  19. Kodi Masuku Anu Kukhala Ku Joberg Ndiye Kuti Ndiwe Dolonso? Enanu Kunja Kutcha Mumakaima Mmarobots Kukasaka Kaganyu Kokweza Rub Wa Concrate Ngati Sapezaka Wakumikhukhu Kukadya Iwisa(mgaiwa) Ndio Mazira Zoopsa Bad.

  20. Go and build your country! I wonder why people go to South Africa! Am a Kenyan I can go to Tz come to Malawi or South Africa as a tourist or holiday but I can not force myself to live in those countries! Home is best. I love my country Kenya.

  21. Its not de first coz they do every month especially Zimbabweans. Even they send u home but 2morrow u gonna be back angotaya nthawi k

  22. aaaa aphwanga ana achepa kwaine sangamake ndi mafana iwe admin ngat zot uzpanga pst zakusowa ungosiya tel the home affairs andipeze mdeben ana achepa mdat

  23. Am here for 12years now I don’t care about home affairs am olso from Africa and I will live here more n more until my self need to go back to Malawi bazonya am strong than them VIVA Malawi VIVA I olso got freedom stop judging other African people stop stop am not a car to use a paper if I got passport am done