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Stranded Malawians in SA finally return home

06 June 2016, 21:07

Lilongwe - A distressful journey has come to an end for 38 Malawian nationals who had been stranded on a broken bus in South Africa for over a month, Nyasa Times reports.

The group, which had been living in the broken down vehicle since it stopped functioning a month ago, are set to return home after Intercape stepped in following media coverage of their ordeal.

On of the passengers, a pregnant woman, was said to have given birth to twin boys on the side of a Johannesburg road on Tuesday morning.

Mercy Ndlovu, who was seven months pregnant at the time of the birth, told of her horrifying ordeal, claiming that a trip that was meant to take two days resulted in the group being stranded for several weeks.

“On Tuesday morning, I was not feeling well, I suffered from these weird cramps. I told my sister the babies are coming, the babies are coming," Ndlovu said.

One of the twins was reported to have passed away due to complications relating to premature birth. The other child was currently receiving treatment at the OR Tambo Memorial Hospital.

Intercape has since committed to ensuring that the group have a safe journey home, with an emergency permit having been issued to assist the foreign nationals in crossing the border.

- News24


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