Malawi Embassy In Frantic Efforts To Repatriate Nationals In Zim Prisons

Malawi’s deputy ambassador to Zimbabwe Elias Mpaso his country is doing its best to ensure that eighty four Malawi national detained in Zimbabwean Prisons are repatriated.

The immigrants who are believed to have been travelling to South Africa are languishing in Zimbabwean prisons after they were arrested for travelling without requisite documents.

Mpaso said they were still waiting for official communication from Malawi’s Foreign Affairs department on the way forward.

“Last Friday we had 84 Malawian nationals in Zimbabwean jails. There are 66 males at Harare Remand Prison and 18 females at Chikurubi. These people were arrested in different parts of Zimbabwe. However, the government is trying its best to repatriate them, we are still waiting for the Foreign Affairs Department to officially inform us.

“We are also sourcing funds from Malawi for their repatriation. In Malawi, the repatriation process is done in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Food Disaster Management to take our citizens back to Malawi,” said Mpaso

Zimbabwe is a major transit corridor for African immigrants trying to reach South Africa in search of greener pastures.

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