886 Malawians deported in 2017

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The Malawi Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services says 886 Malawians were deported from other countries this year.

This is according to Mwanza border publicist, Pasqually Zulu who said the border has recorded 886 deportees from the month of January, 2017 to mid-December, 2017.

86 Malawians were deported from other countries this year.(File)

Zulu said this has clearly shown that despite the department’s effort of decentralising the passport issuance system to a couple of districts, most Malawians still travel without proper documentation.

The publicist further said the latest incident involves the deportation of 72 Malawians – 43 males, 26 women and 3 minors – on Thursday December, 14 from Zimbabwe.

The Malawians were arrested in mid-August for violating various immigration offences and were in custody for over four months.

Investigations have shown that most Malawians are using unchartered routes between Dedza and Ntcheu districts on their way to South Africa.

It is further reported that though some had passports they did not go through immigration formalities whilst others may have complied but they ended up overstaying whilst in transit due to lack of proper documentation and mode of transportation.

“Mangochi, Mzimba, Balaka, Machinga and Salima are some of the key districts that dominate with large numbers of deportees without proper documentation in our neighbouring countries such as Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

“However, the number of the returnees can be more since others use self-repatriation after being dumped by transporters and they pass through our borders using unchartered routes going back to their respective homes and also there is possibility of those who flee in the hands of authorities in fear to face the law,” said Zulu.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has since urged Malawians to shy away from illegal migration by using the legal means of travel.

The department says it expects to reduce the number of cases by 2018 considering different system implementations as well as standard operating procedures that have been put in place in maximising service delivery.

The department is also warning Malawians involved in human trafficking that once they are caught, the law will take its course and they will be dealt with accordingly.

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  1. Iwe Shabim Phiri iwe ndi muchewa simudziwa kuyenda unayamba watuluka iwe ngati dziko mwakomo ungokhalira kuweta nkhumba basi .

  2. Uku kumakhala kuzuzana anthu akuda wokhaokha,musamadabwe mukazawona umphawi ukununkha mu Africa muno.Anthu akuda ndiwochititsa manyazi poyelekeza ndi azungu,timadziwa tose kuti munthu amayenera kukhala ndi ID,koma ena mpakanapano ID,yomwe alinayo ndichipsyinjo kwaiwo koma chonsecho Ali mu Africa momuno.What is the meaning of African Union?Simungathe kukambilana ndikuchotsa zikhomo zonse zomwe zimapangitsa anthu akudafe kukhala akapolo mudera lawolomwe?I don’t like criminal activities, but some of the rules are too much.Tingathe tose kupanga Africa wodalilika.

  3. Wory not guyz, zimachitika izi coz aliyense amaziwa kuti kuli deportesion, zimangowawa ikakupeza muja komano si mathero atheba ayi musadande

  4. Osadanda. Guys. Moyo. Ndi chocho kofunika kulimbikila. Ku pitaso. Kuti otukwana. Achitemanyazi. Sadziwa. Zakutsogolo. Sure my (F) nose. Zikomo

  5. Malawians are one of the best and humble people I met during my entire life . Conservative and hard workers . And they shouldn’t be deported without legal cause

  6. Kodi kuno mumathawako chani azinzathu using’anga ulikonkuno kulima konkuno kusuka magalimoto konkuno kukolopa mmnyumba kuchapila anthu konkuno iiiiiii ndangonenatu eeeee makobili ambili ndiofunika musanditukwane kapena kundiphyela mntima zimangomvesa chisoni zikafika potelepa mumabwela opanda kanthu kalikonse

    • Iweyo uzafa nd umphawi anzanu tikupindula and tikadapindula every day kutigwira lero kufika ku Malawi timakhala 5 days ndikukwelanso kumabwera kuno ku south African ine nd garden boy ndikulipidwa end of a month R5500 nde uisinthe ku malawiko ikhale makwacha ndikulandira zingat a month? Malipiro amenewo ku Malawi ndingalandire as a garden boy? Wake up bru anzanu tikukatamuka kuno bwerani

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