Police warn travellers of dubious operators

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Police in Blantyre have warned all people traveling from the city to neighbouring countries to desist from using dubious bus operators.

Blantyre police publicist Sub Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi said there is an increase in reports of travellers being dumped or told to pay expensive fares when going to countries such as Republic of South Africa.

MchinjiHe said some commuters deliberately engage to travel outside the country without proper documentations such as passports and in return choose to make arrangements with individuals who do not have buses.

These traffickers eventually hand over (sell) the travellers to some dubious operators which puts the travellers at risk of being dumped or having their money stolen.

Nkhwazi said some international bus operators take advantage of travellers’ lack of knowledge on travel requirements to dupe and dump them.

He said some travellers are told to pay money for visa yet when travelling to countries within SADC, except Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), no visa is required.

“As Police, we are urging all those travelling outside the country to make sure that they make their travel arrangements with credible and reputable international commuter companies.

“People should not be deceived by call boys on their travel plans,” said Sub Inspector Nkhwazi.

Police have also reminded travellers to always make transactions in the offices of specific operators who should be able to respond in case of any eventualities.

Recently, Martha Kamanula aged 40 of Simbi village traditional authority (TA) Katunga in Chikwawa reported at Blantyre Police that her husband Liginati Kamanula, 60, of same village was dumped on his way to South Africa between Mwanza and Zobwe (in Mozambique) by a bus operator.

Fortunately, he found other means of going back home.

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  1. In short just advise pple that the most and only recommended coaches are Intercape and Munorurama….
    Enawo are just by chances….

  2. Ndichifukwa chani likuvutika ndi machenjezo? Mutiuze kuti anthu nonse mukudziwa kt muli ndimaumboni onse oti tidachitilidwa chipongwe ndi ma bus ochokera ku Malawi kupita ku South Africa tibwere poyera. Tibwera ndipo tili ndi matikiti amabus amenewo.

  3. I wl continue this story I wanna expose these thugs if they can’t manage to run this business, they must leave Minor ulama and intercape to do so, them they must find something else to do, rather than kumazunza amalawi osalakwa. I wl be back

  4. Its true I think the best thing government should not allow these thieves to run there business in Malawi. They take Malawians as fools stealing from poor people. Am one of de victim the bus had no name bt de owner’s z Shadreck number plate BU 966 its Orange in colour. Anthu amenewa ndi akuba they act like there not Malawians, u buy ticket kwa ma agent then bus ija ikafika amakupangani refer kwa agentinso yemwe amakhala Ali nanu mubasimo like okuyang’anilani kuti if anything happens they wl be by ourside. Trust me guys anthuwa ndi afiti they don’t deserve to live. People like Shadrek himself and these so called agents I gat names Charles

  5. pali ma bus monga awa business time marssmerry bluebus ndi ena zapanda maina madriver ndi makondakita ake ndi akuzimbabawe athu awa akuma chipongwe kwa biri makamaka ukakhala kuti passport yako ndiya overstay amanama kuti atha kukakuchosela overstay yo ama ku tchaja ndalama yokwana K 120 000.00 mukangofika ku betbridge amakusisani ndi kukwera mini bus mukatelo wa mini bus uja amakuwuzani zoti ofunika mumuwonjezere ndalama kuti akuwoloseni kudusila kumadzi wamapadzi mukango woloka mumakweranso minibus ina waku johanessburg mukafika ku jozi amayamba kuyitanitsa ndalama ngati ulibe ndiye pamakhala mavuto amafuna ndalama yokwana R 2000. 00 moti amakhala akukulozelani mifuti mmutu movuto kwa basi amalawi abiri akuluza miyo yawo kaba kakhani ngati izi aboma chitanipo khathu ndine mmozi mwa athu amene ndina chitidwa chipongwe ndi bus ngati awa marssmerry businesstime bluebus ndi ena otelo

  6. Komanso Boma pofunika kuwaunikanso ma bus onse atenga anthu kutuluka nawo mziko muno.Yes pali mabus ena amatenga anthu kuno kukawasiya mu Zimbabwe ndipo anthu amavutika kuyenda popeza amakhala atalipira kale ndalama ya ulendo onse.Nanu a malawi muzionetsesa bus yoyenera kukutengani.Chitsanzo: Tengani Entercape ndi Monorurama.Mabus awa sasiya munthu pamseu.

  7. Malawi POLICE help our citizens of malawi to these unknown buses they abuse people too much good example wachibale ananyamuka nawo ine sindikuziwa kufika pa betbridge akundiyimbila phone tikubwera ndi m’bale wako koma wachota ndrama 500 rands ine oky fikani naye later atafika jobeck akut mwene mbwere ndi 2000 rands ine shaaaa oky am coming … Then i just go to the south africa police Station i told them not to be in uniform we went there chimakhala chigulu mix malawi guys and zimbabwe guys komaso amakhala ndi mafuti (pistols) anawatengela ku police kukawa thizimula ine kutenga 600 rands kuwapasa apolice ya fanta weldone kkkkk

  8. its true most specially in lilongwe ther is this lady she tricked by the name ov angela she syphoned ma money later tellling me zat they hv transferd the buss and I hv to top up the money whn we are in jozi she demanded another money and the bus was blue buss this always pains me

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