January 25, 2021

Muvi wa Chilungamo claims Malawi Embassy robbing citizens

Muvi wa Chilungamo has alleged that the Malawian Embassy in South Africa is robbing its citizens wishing to return to their country for travel documents.

Muvi wa Chilungamo claims that Malawians wishing to travel home are being charged R1000 and R2000, meaning that someone in the office is cashing money from the travel documents, a development which is a great concern coming at a time where people voted for change of Government in Malawi. 

The organization claims that the correct amount of obtaining those travel documents is R700, a development which has forced those who do not have enough money to be stranded in a foreign country, hence a great need for Government intervention.

Its Commander in Chief, Bantu Saunders Jumah said there is tension in South Africa following the escape of Prophet Bushiri and his wife, to their native country Malawi, saying Malawian business people are being chased for no business in Durban.

Bantu Jumah said just a day after Bushiri escaped to Malawi, one was shot dead, saying this has raised fears that Malawians are being hunted everywhere in South Africa as if they are the Bushiri’s.

He is appealing to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malawi to institute an investigation into the office of the Malawi Embassy in South Africa to bring the culprits who are cashing from the travel documents to book and renewing the staff in all countries where there is a Malawi Embassy to fit the Tonse philosophy.

……”What is happening in this office is destroying the good image of Government and the people of Malawi that they are all corrupt, their nation is built on corruption,’’…..lamented Jumah.

Jumah said Malawians including those in South Africa voted for change and that change did not mean that corruption has to continue, people need to change their mindset, to love one another inside or outside Malawi.

This is not the first time for Muvi wa Chilungamo to raise concerns with the Malawi foreign offices, last time, it accused the Malawi Embassy staff in South Africa and Mozambique of failing to protect people caught in a South African lockdown and were travelling back home through bushes afraid of being caught by the police.

In Mozambique, those Malawians caught in its forests were being tortured, abused, beaten and shot at close range suspecting them of importing Corona virus into Mozambique. 

By Vincent Gunde

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