DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua)
-- Mozambican immigration
authorities have deported 180 Tanzanians through the
Newala border in Mtwara region, a senior Tanzanian
official said on Wednesday.
the Acting Mtwara Regional Commissioner, said some of
the deported Tanzanians claimed to have been raped by
investigating on these claims,” said Mmanda, adding that
there were also reports that the victims’ money and
property were stolen before they were repatriated.
Kolimba, Tanzania’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs,
said its envoy to Mozambique has been tasked to probe
awaiting to hear from our envoy in Maputo so that we can
be in a position to know what had transpired,” she told
a news conference in the commercial capital Dar es
the Mtwara Regional Deputy Commissioner for Immigration,
said reports reaching Tanzania indicated that there were
more Tanzanians lined up for deportation.
learned that they are being deported in batches,” said
the immigration officer.
Some of the
deported Tanzanians claimed that their property,
including passports and money had been confiscated
before they were put in custody for three days while in
Mwakipesile said Mozambican police arrested her as she
was doing her business and confiscated her money before
they locked her in a cell for three days.
“I have been
living in Mozambique for the past six years now. I was
doing petty businesses, selling cold drinks and food,”