Four bodies arrived in Malawi through Mwanza border with Mozambican police. According to Malawi southern region police reports indicate that the people were shot by Mozambican soldiers as per survivors information.
The Malawians were on their way to South Africa and were passing through Mozambique. However there has been total silence from both Mozambique and Malawi governments,if not just sending deligates to Maputo to hear of what happened. This is coming after the recent agreement between Nyusi,Mutharika and Lungu to work together and share notes amongst the three governments.
Three of the deceased hailed from Mangochi and one from Blantyre ,and were going to South Africa to look for a greener pasture. One of three survivors said he was lucky to be alive.”I won’t go back again to South Africa”,he said. It is reported that the incident occurred when the truck the people boarded was stopped by the soldiers,then one of the people started running and gun shots were fired. Though some of the survivors were shot in the legs.While a woman who was shot at her back is still nursing the gun wounds in the hospital. Malawians are eagerly waiting to see what its government will do with the bodies arrived in Malawi in bad state. Mangochi and Mzimba districts are the only districts in Malawi that send thousands of people to South Africa to look for jobs.