Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Malawi: 28 Ethiopians get one month jail sentence over illegal entry

Malawi-Dowa First Grade Magistrate has given a one month jail sentence to 28 Ethiopians for illegal entry into the country. First Grade Magistrate Imran Phiri said Tuesday that the immigrants will be deported to their country of origin after serving a jail term in the country.

“At the end of their sentence, they should be send back to their country because our laws do not allow people from other nations to enter without proper documents,” he said.

Earlier, Dowa Police Public Relations Officer, Richard Kaponda said the Ethiopian nationals in their age range of 20 to 30 were found roaming around Dzaleka Refugee Camp after they were dumped by a car and some local Malawians who aided them into the country.

Meanwhile Police have arrested 71 Ethiopians in Karonga a district situated in the northern part of Malawi bordering Tanzania for illegal entry.

People from other nations use Malawi as a transit to their final destination which is South Africa looking for greener pastures.