Zimbabwe deports 27 undocumented Malawians

Undocumented Malawians

The Zimbabwean government has deported 27 Malawians it detained six months ago due to lack of proper travel documents enroute to South Africa.

Mwanza Border spokesperson, Pasqually Zulu has confirmed the development saying the post welcomed the deported Malawians on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

According to Zulu, among the 27, 24 are men.

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The migrants arrive at Mwanza border. 

They were arrested in Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare on their way to the Rainbow Nation.

“No proper documentation; and use of unchartered routes by Malawians remains a biggest challenge to the department of Immigration and Citizenship Services despite the department's efforts in bringing its services closer to people,” he said.

The spokesperson has told Kulinji.com that their office has heard from the deportees that they left Malawi six months through Dedza and Ntcheu border posts to South Africa without any travel documents.

Their deportation was supported by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and that they have so far been released for their respective homes of Balaka, Mangochi and Machinga districts.