Immigration authorities in Zimbabwe have deported 62 Malawians for violating various immigration laws and Covid-19 lockdown guidelines.

The group arrived in the country through Mwanza border on Wednesday night.

Mwanza Border Immigration Spokesperson, Pasqually Zulu, says the people indicate that they left Malawi in March using unchartered routes without any travel document.

“They were arrested at Beit bridge while the other group at Mutoko town whilst in transit to South Africa and have been inside Harare Central Prison for two months.

“Malawi embassy officials in Harare facilitated their deportation and the International Organization for Migration sponsored with two buses that brought them home,” said Zulu.

He said 52 were men, nine women and one minor from Mangochi, Machinga and Mzimba districts.

Meanwhile, Mwanza border is today expecting the arrival of 43rd batch comprising nine buses with 504 Malawian returnees from South Africa.

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