Empty beds as Malawians escape from Mushagashe


MASVINGO – Four Malawian women made a mysterious escape from Mushagashe Quarantine Centre on Saturday evening and Police is looking for them.

Their escape was only discovered the next morning when their beds were found empty.

This brings to 12 the total number of people who have escaped from the centre after another eight made their way to freedom a few weeks ago after complaining against inhuman conditions.

“No one has a clue on how they escaped,” said Masvingo Covid-19 Provincial Taskforce spokesperson, Rodgers Irimayi in an interview with The Mirror.

Police and Social Welfare officers have sent an alert and appeal to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the four. It is believed that they are heading towards South Africa after they protested against being deported back to their country.

Sharon Mazgoe (28), Flyness Chiona (27), Monica Chiranga (26), and Thokozile Moyo (25) escaped after their plea to be deported to South Africa was turned down by the Immigration Department.

The women are part of a group of nine Malawians whose deportation papers are being finalised by the Immigration department.

The group had been at the centre for close to two weeks.

“We believe they are headed towards South Africa as they had clearly shown their resolve to cross into the neighboring country by applying to be deported there.

“We are appealing for assistance from the public to apprehend these women,” said Irimayi. https://masvingomirror.com

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