Over 1, 300 Malawians Return From RSA

Health officials disinfecting the buses in a previous arrival of the returnees at Mwanza border Health officials disinfecting the buses in a previous arrival of the returnees at Mwanza border - file photo

About 1, 368 self-repatriated Malawians have arrived back home from South Africa through Mwanza border today Friday.

This is the 20th cohort of people fleeing hardships orchestrated by COVID-19 in that country.

Spokesperson for the border post, Pasqually Zulu, estimates that over 15, 000 Malawians have arrived home since May this year.

“The group which was expected to arrive at this formation last night, slept at Zobue Border following the power outage which paralyzed the border clearance processes.

“Border formalities are underway and the returnees are expected to be exposed to all new border measures which have been implemented at this formation in the wake of this novel corona virus global healthy pandemic. Immigration and other key border agencies are on the ground to verify on the total number of the returnees and to confirm if at all they are indeed bona fide citizens of this country.

“Upon finalization of all the border formalities, the buses will be released to their respective destinations,” he said.

Clearance of self-repatriated Malawian returnees started in late May 2020.

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