Dedza police say they have arrested 27 Malawians on allegations they were trying to go back to South Africa on a bus that ferried them just last week in the heels of attacks o foreigners in the rainbow nation.
This is just less than seven day after Police in Lilongwe detained Volvo bus registration NA 4151 for carrying 70 Malawians who among them were xenophobia victims who had just been repatriated.
Acting Immigration Officer for Dedza border, Macfelix Mapemba says all the 27 are from Mzimba district.
Upon arrival at Dedza border the officers before arresting them they seized their passports.
According to Mapemba, the man who was facilitating the trip has been taken to Immigration Headquarters in Lilongwe for questioning.
Police have since confirmed that most of the arrested were just repatriated some weeks ago.
Attacks on foreigners in South Africa has been making headlines for the past two weeks or so ad the Malawi government swiftly responded by hiring buses to bring the Malawians home as the situation became worse.
Seven Malawians have since been reported dead in line with the attacks.
Source : Malawi24