The South African givernment on monday deported a total of 150 Malawian citizens who were staying in South Africa without proper documents.
Immigration spokesperson at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Martin Ngongolo , told the local press that the deportees – 148 men and two women – arrived in the country on Monday 29 January.
“We have currently received 148 Malawians that were deported from South Africa and we are expecting another group to jet in,” he said.
In 2016 South African government stopped deporting illegal Malawian immigrants staying in the country due to financial problems. It was said deporting one person were costing the South African government about R4000 (K200000).
Meanwhile, Gondolo advised Malawians to observe immigration regulations in all countries, saying holding a valid passport is not enough but citizens should familiarise themselves with immigration requirements in all countries they are travelling to.
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