Increase in number of Malawians going to SA illegally 'a concern' - govt

2016-10-08 18:58


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Blantyre – The Malawi government has reportedly expressed concern over the increase in the number of Malawians travelling to South Africa without proper travel documents.

According to Malawi24, Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Kasaila said that Malawians should first obtain proper travel documents before go outside of the southern African country.

Kasaila said that travelling without proper documents was illegal and could get those involved into serious trouble with foreign countries authorities.

"It is disappointing that the number of people being detained in South Africa at Lindera Camp is increasing, Malawians­ must know that it is illegal to stay in another country without proper documents," Kasaila was quoted as saying.

News24 reported in April that at least 120 Malawians were deported from South Africa after being detained at the Lindela Immigration Removal Centre in Krugersdorp for living in the country illegally.

Public relations officer for the Malawian immigration department, Dedza James Tambulasi, said at the time that 900 more detainees were still awaiting their repatriation.

Hundreds of Malawians flock to South Africa for "greener pastures". 

Read more on:    sa  |  malawi  |  southern africa

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