Malawian Xenophobic attack victims arrive

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By Grace Donga

Victims of xenophobic attacks who were stranded in South Africa have finally been repatriated home.

They have arrived in the country through Mwanza border.

Mwanza Immigration Public Relations Officer, Pasqually Zulu has confirmed the development in an interview with Capital FM.

“Among the group 14 are minors the youngest aged 2weeks, born at the camp whilst waiting for government assistance at the camp in South Africa,” Zulu said.

The Malawi government sponsored the trip using 2 buses.

Zulu explains that the total number of victims was supposed to be 76, but two of them bolted.

“On arrival at the border the officials indicated that the total number was suppose to be 76 but 2 men fled when the buses were about to depart for Malawi,” Said Zulu.

The group which arrived at the border around 10:30pm have left the border for Blantyre where government will temporarily keep them before dispatching them to their respective homes.

In this regard, the department of Immigration and Citizenship Services is advising the general public who intends to stay in foreign countries to make sure that they are in line with that country's immigration laws, in that way these scenarios can easily be avoided




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