Malawi concerned citizens says enough is enough with Mozambique immigration impunities
By Malawi Exclusive
A group of concerned citizens have successfully handed over a dossier containing concerns over mistreatment of Malawians while in the hands Mozambique immigration authorities.
The concerned Citizens handed over the document in conjunction with a non-governmental organisation called Ufulu Wanga.
In the letter which has been addressed to the Mozambique Embassy in Malawi signed by Ufulu wanga program’s officer Paula Jimu Nyirongo the organisation has since asked the Mozambique government to ease travel of SADC citizens traveling within her boarders.
It says many Malawians traveling to and from South Africa are being victimized by Mozambican immigration officers and those manning the frontier.
“We are saddened and disappointed with the treatment that travellers and specifically Malawians get when they are transiting through Mozambique when traveling to and from South Africa by road”
The letter further points out that among other things Malawians who travel to and from South Africa on the Colomne-Zobue -Cuchamano route are harassed and subjected to unfair treatment immigration staff and those manning the frontier.
“Whenever Malawians are traveling to and from South Africa they are forced to pay R50,00 on the port of entry or exit when they are using a new passport, pay up to R100.00 if the person overstayed in South Africa, Malawians are also accused of traveling with fake bank forex procurement receipts yet their receipts are genuine only that they are being pressured to be extorted of R50.00 or more as is the case in many instances and pay R50.00 whenever their passports has no endorsement of R3,000.00 money which an individual would use as he/she travels to South Africa” it reads.