Malawian illegal immigrants intercepted in Mozambique – Capital Radio Malawi
13 June, 2024

Malawian illegal immigrants intercepted in Mozambique

At least 24 Malawians travelling to South Africa without proper documentation have been intercepted by law enforcers in Mozambique.

They were among passengers aboard two buses enroute to South Africa and were captured in Tete Province on Sunday.

The buses belong to a South African and a Zambian company, respectively.

The Malawi Consulate General in Tete, Mozambique, Happy Madika Sakah has confirmed that the buses entered Mozambique through Dedza border post.

“We got a tip from the Mozambican security agents that some buses travelling from Malawi to South Africa had illegal passengers and had no passports”, said Sakah.

He adds “With the help of Mozambican police, we mounted a road block at Zambezi River and managed to intercept the bus and the illegal immigrants were handed over to Mozambican police and immigration to facilitate their travel arrangements back to Malawi.”

According to the Malawi envoy, 21 of the illegal immigrants revealed that they bribed immigration officers and the police at Dedza border post to enter Mozambique.

He has since warned Malawians travelling abroad to always have proper travelling documents, or risk facing the law as well as deportation.

Many Malawians trek to South Africa on a daily basis in search of jobs, following high levels of unemployment in their home country.

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