Kamuzu Barracks official travels without passport
A Kamuzu Barracks official, who travelled to this year’s Zone VI Senior Volleyball Club Championship in Swaziland, beat security checks at four border posts in three countries to return home without a passport on Monday night.
The official, name withheld, travelled with the team bus from Manzini to Thulamahasha Border Post where upon arrival, he discovered that his passport was missing.
When he brought the matter to the attention of the group, a suggestion was made that the bus return to Manzini—over 90 kilometres—to look for the passport.
However, the majority of the team members shot down the idea.
He then left the group as it was completing immigration checks on the Swaziland side, and was seen casually walking across the Mozambique side.
He also crossed the barrier on the Mozambican side, Namaacha, and stood by the side of the road about a kilometre away from the border post.
The official continued to ride his luck when he slipped through the fingers of unforgiving Mozambican security officers manning numerous roadblocks.
At some of the road checks, officers asked for team members’ passports, but the official just remained cool.
At Kalomue Border Post, he also got off the bus and casually walked over to the Malawi side as his colleagues were having their documents stamped.
He was picked up some metres after the Dedza Border Post as the bus sped off to Lilongwe.
The official’s daring move is surely an embarrassment to immigration officials of the three countries as questions remain on whether they are safeguarding their countries’ territories in the right manner or not.
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