At least 20 Malawians stuck in Zimbabwean prison

2016-11-28 13:02


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Harare - At least 20 Malawians are reportedly stuck in a Harare female prison in Zimbabwe. 

According to Malawi 24, the 20 were among a group of 28 illegal immigrants from various African countries, who were kept at the prison. 

The immigrants were being held at the prison because the Zimbabwean government had no money to repatriate them back to their countries.

The Malawians were arrested on their way to South Africa, said a News dze Zimbabwe report.

Appalled by their condition, Terrence Mukupe a parliamentarian in Zimbabwe for Harare east had since volunteered to assist the government in deporting all the 20 Malawians.

Mukupe said that it was "very sad" to hear someone running from his own country because of economic challenges and being locked up in jail in a foreign country.

"It is sad situation where you have people running from their country because of economic situations and are made prisoners here, I will see what I can do to help our government to [have them deported to Malawi],"  Mukupe was quoted as saying.

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  malawi  |  southern africa  |  immigrants  |  africa

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