Cama calls for boycott of South Africa’s outlets: ‘Black Friday’ in Malawi

The Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) has condemned the xenophobic attacks of foreigners in South Africa including Malawians and has since called on Malawians to boycott shopping from South African owned outlets to show concern and solidarity to those affected by the attacks.

Kapito: Let's shun anything South African

Kapito: Let’s shun anything South African

Shprite to face 'Black Friday' boycott

Shprite to face ‘Black Friday’ boycott

The consumer watchdog has since set Friday 24th April as a ‘Black Friday’ when people will demonstrate their concerns by boycotting shopping from all South African owned outlets such as Game Stores, Shoprite and PEP Stores.

”CAMA would like to condemn in strongest terms the xenophobic attacks on Malawians living, working and engaged in various businesses in South Africa. The xenophobic attacks have left a lot of Malawians injured, displaced, and some have lost their lives and property,” said Cama’s Executive Director John Kapito in a statement to the media.

Kapito said the boycotts would be held in all regions for the next four weeks.

”The idea of boycotting these South African companies and outlets is to show our  concerns and solidarity as Malawians with our brothers and sisters who have  suffered these xenophobic attacks.”

The human rights activist pointed out that Malawians indirectly by buying  and using South African retail and wholesale outlets, significantly contribute to the  sustainability and growth of the South African economy.

”These boycotts are therefore being organized in order to show our solidarity and support to  all our brothers and sisters and all Africans that have suffered untold pain at the hands of these uncivilized and cruel South Africans,” he added.

Cama has urged Malawians to wear black clothes or a black ribbon during the boycotts as a symbol of mourning for ”our dear brothers and sisters”.

Over 400 Malawians have been affected by the xenophibic attacks in South Africa and government has since set up about K30 million to repatriate its citizens.

 

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Balamanthu
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Employees that work for south african retail chains in malawi including standard bank are heavily mistreated and underpaid.By boycotting purchases from these shops, we will have shown these boers that we have a spine and can stand on our own.With so many shops in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu including Zomba, I dont see any reason why any sane malawian would cling to shops that are owned by racist people that kill our brothers who go there and compete with the savages in south africa.Because the savages in south africa love drinking and are lazy, employers like malawians.Lets for once stand… Read more »
timve
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The problem of Malawians is not being cooporative. Always running away from circumstances. Instead of backing up the idea to make a statement about how we don’t like what this south Africans savages have done your busy saying all this negative stupid remarks of “it can’t happen” “it won’t affect them”. If Mandela had the same mentality would have south Africa gain its indepence. Always being negative. Have a little confidence. So whoever thinks the boycott is a bad idea. Grow some balls and try to fight for something sometimes.

Mubwe
Guest

Mr Kapito. Malawi market is insignificant. Mungoonongetsa nthito za ana apa

Ambewe ku Neno
Guest
I have noticed that most Malawians commenting here you do not fully understand how world economics work. if you can just boycott S African products in any manner you can in within one week investor confidence can immediately begin to be negatively affected and no one from Western economies will feel comfortable engaging an economy like that. the S African government has been arrogant for too long that is why I think they deliberately allow these incidents of burning people in the streets happen without the intervention of police. Remember what Zuma once said about Malawian roads? He does not… Read more »
mangochi kabwafu
Guest

Boycott? who is going to suffer?

che Mbela
Guest

Boycott SA shops is the way to go. Whether we make a tangible impact on them ir not is not the issue. The statement we make is most important. No more interaction with the barbaric nation

SAIN IT LIKE IT IS
Guest
TELL ME HERE HOW WILL THAT HELP OR SOLVE THIS PROBLE…DO U THINK PEP OR SHOPRITE GIVE THE MONEY WE SPEND IN THEIR SHOPS TO THE PEOPLE BEATING UP MALAWIANS?THE REALITY IS MLENDO AZIKHALA NDI NTHAWI YOTI AZIPITA KWAO AKACHEZA..YES WE ARE LOOKING FOR GREENER PASTURES BUT THE PROBLEM IS WE ARE RELOCATING TO SOMEONES LAND ILLIGALLY AND FOR TOO LONG..AND F.I.Y GAME IS OWNED BY WALMART WHICH IS AN AMAERICAN COMPANY..SO DO WE STOP WATCHING DSTV?TAPITANI KWA KAPITO MUKAPEZA ANA AKE AKUONELA DSTV AKUMWA YOGOURT NDI JUICE WAKU JONI KOMWEKO…MUSATIPUSISE APA..ANTHU AWA ANATHAWI DZIKO LAWO KAMBA KA DYELA KUFUNA… Read more »
Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono
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Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono

Late Kamuzu Banda, former president of our country used to advise people that wealth can be generated from farming. If many Malawians engage in serious farming this nation can prosper. Working as menial labourers in south African is servitude and we eventually develop their economy.

Mbangi Johnson
Guest

You must also boycott South African Army when you are drowning

Mbangi Johnson
Guest

South African economy survived international boycott. What is Malawi. Oh Madonna will come and get another boy as pet.

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