CCJP urges Malawi citizens to come back home: Back protests at South Africa embassy

A social justice and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in Malawi, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has appealed to Malawi citizens in South Africa to come back home following a spate of xenophobic attacks against African migrants, saying they are encountering “rejection and prejudice.”

Chisoni: There is need for stock taking

Chisoni: There is need for stock taking

CCJP national secretary said in a statement released on Saturday that the returning citizens should be assured that Malawi government is executing a rescuing program.

“Your brothers and sisters in Malawi care for your security. Come back home for your life is precious no matter how poor you are,” the watchdog appealed.

“After all, there is more that can be done in Malawi. As your coming back home, please do not hold any anger and spirit of vengeance to any South Africans or any of their property. Retribution and vengeance are not a solution. Only love will heal our wounds and bring about justice and peace,” CCJP statement reads.

The Catholic Commission also said whilst it CCJP acknowledges government efforts towards the plight of Malawian citizens affected by the xenophobia attacks in South Africa; it is high time it bring together different stakeholders to reflect upon the occurrences in South Africa.

“We need a stoke taking process to identify the challenges in our country, the reasons for the push factor to South Africa of our country’s youth, and discuss the solutions that must be implemented by relevant stakeholders and authorities- the ministries and departments of Immigration, Police, Socio-Economic Planning, Labour, the private sector and the Nongovernmental Organizations.

“ Government cannot go on to put emergency repatriation plans and leave out the mundane causes and consequences of the issue at hand. This recent experience calls for an immediate national dialogue.”

CCJP has also said it is in solidarity with civil society organisations and activist plans for protests at South African embassy in Lilongwe.

However, they called for the protests to be peaceful , saying retribution through demonstrations will not bring about desired changes needed in the relationships with South Africans.

“ Expressing our dismay with the xenophobic attacks is very important. As we plan, let us remember that peaceful demonstrations and non-violent citizen’s expression of their frustrations are only the genuine means of making those in decision making positions to listen.

“As we are encouraging the general public to participate in the demonstrations, let us, as leaders, ensure that there should not be any differed anger that might destroy property and life of South Africans living in Malawi.”

Billy Mayaya, an activist in the capital, Lilongwe, has said that there are street demonstration planned next Tuesday, where protesters will deliver a petition to the South African High Commission.

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28 thoughts on “CCJP urges Malawi citizens to come back home: Back protests at South Africa embassy”

  1. golden eye says:

    AFRICA UNITE anayimba BOB Marley for the sake of the continent. Ulosi unachitika apa ankaziwa kuti anthu ena ndi osokoneza.
    First of all let me grieve with all affected… sorry for the attacks but GOD is good all the time, you have come back and alive. what is more important is your life. MOYO NDI MPAMBA…There is a lot back here home you can be doing. After confronting and disgracing you need to bury the hatchet and move forward as people who are responsible.
    Ndinu anthu olimbikira ndichifukwa chake anzanu a ku Joniko amapanga nsanje… mutati luso lomwe limapangitsa anzanu osapuma nalo bwino mulipange kuno, mutha kumakhala ndi ndalama,, komanso sindalama zokha koma ufulu wa mumtima umaposa ndalama, sungamadye ndalama uku uli cheu cheu!
    Mukakhala muyang’anitsitse bwinobwino muwona kuti kanthu ndi khama Phwiti anakwatira njiwa. Ndikuthandauza chani? Mutiyang’anitsitse anthufe mmene tikukhalira ku Malawi kuno mupeza kuti sife osauka sifenso olemera, koma kuti…TIMAKHUTIRA NDI ZOMWE CHAUTA WATIPATSA. NANUNSO MUKAVOMEREZA KUTI KANGACHEPE KOMWE MULI NAKO NDI CHAUTA YEMWE WAKUPATSANI… MULUNGU AKADALITSA..Musaiwale Ambuye Yesu, anadalitsa tinsomba ndi nkate udya ndi kudyetsa anthu zikwizikwi….Inu ndi cholengedwa cha Mulungu, special… muchifanizo chake. Choncho Iye mwini sangakusiyeni choncho. Koma mugwade pa mapazi ake ndi kulapa…” AMBIRI MWA INU MUNACHIMWA NDITHU…. Munasiya azikazi anu ndi kukwatira akazi a MUSODOMU NDI GOMOLA…MULUNGU SANAKONDWE, CHONCHO CHUMA CHOMWE MUNALI NACHO SICHINALI CHABWINO, Anthu ambiri akhala akudandaula ANA anu kukhala AMASIYE inu atate awo muli moyo, mukudya BULEDI NDI NYAMA YOFEWA… Mulungu saankondwere nazo….NDI OCHEPA OMWE AMAGANIZIRA KOMWE ANACHOKERA KOMA AMBIRI amangodya ndi kumwerera kuyiwala kumudzi…ENA ANALOMBIRA KUTI SADZABWERENSO KUNO…….KWANU MKWANU MTHENGO MUNALAKA NJOKA…Takulandirani…Chotsani nkhawa zanu koma yambani moyo watsopano…APEPETSENI MAKOLO, NGAKHALENSO AZIKAZI ANU…MUNENE ZOWONAZOKHAZOKHA NDI KULAPA PA MASO PA MULUNGU KUTI MUNACHIMWA NDITHU PONZUNZA ANA,MKAZI NDI ABALE CHIFUKWA CHADYERA!!!!! MUKAPEZA AKAZI ANU ATAKWATIWA MUSACHITE KALIKONSE KOMA MUZIFUNSE KUTI WOLAKWA NDANI? NGATI PALI ANA ANU ZIONETSERENI KWA ANA ANU ..INUYO MUTHA KUPEZA MKAZI WINA..MUSAMUKWIYIRE KOMA ANAPANGA IZI CHIFUKWA CHA ZIPHINJO ZOMWE AKUMANA NAZO…ENANU MUPEZA MUDZI WONSE WATHA.. KULI MULIRI KUMUZI KUNO WA EDZI, KUNALI CHIGUMULA CHA MVULA CHATENGA MMIDZI, NDIYE MWINA MUDZI WANU UNAPITA KAWUDZENI A dc AKWANU… Kwa amene mumakumbukira abale anu..zikomo welcome home..and continue the good work back home. Pepani ndakhala ngati ndikulalata koma CHILANGAMO KUPWETEKA…..anzanufe mtima unatilimba…BORN HERE, WORK HERE, MARRY HERE, AND DIE HERE!

  2. mbani says:

    Apitanso madzulo ake ma passport abisa kale adya chani ku Mzimba and Mangochi. Chamba and Bonya?

  3. petro says:

    Nzeru zikachepa, sibwino kumapeleka ma comment, chifukwa mumapeleka ma comment opusa. Siyani anthi a nzeru akambilane.

  4. Mr Chisoni ndi CCJP Yanuo mind your tongue.Dyera basi!Mukungofuna mutamikirepo kuti mmatha kulankhula?Za ziii! Kodi CCJP yanuyo yachitapo chiyani kwa anthu okhudzidwawo chikhalirecho ndi Mulhakho wanuwo mukungosekelera mapulezidenti ndi andale akubela aMalawi.Anthu kupita kunjaku nkufuna kudzidalira.Chilungamo ndi mtenderezo zilikuti?Dzingodyani za Aromazo.Koma kunsewu kwanuko ndi Billy’yo musamaleko.Anthu amene ali ku RSA sikuti ndiwopusa iyayi.Pro-active action is what we need and not malangizo opusa ayi.

  5. Kelly says:

    It is sad to learn how our fellow Africans are being treated in South Africa. We Malawians we are so timid to continue buying from shoprite and Game whilst the owners of these shops are harasing our people in their country. Even the salaries they pay our people in shoprite, peanuts! K23000 (500Rands) can they pay that amount of money in RSA? I don’t think so. Anthu awa akulemerera paife koma nkumachitanso mwano. tiwakhaulitsenso adziwe kuti south africa is not superior on its own, we are contributing to their economy and superiority. Its high time they learn to appreciate others.

  6. chigoli says:

    Koma enanu mukuti bomali likulephera ndicho chiifukwa anthu akubwera ku Joni kuno?
    Bodza,osati ili ayi, koma boma la MCP linalephera kumanga madziko oyenerera a dziko lathulo ndicho chifukwa zipani zina zikuvutika pano.
    MCP go to hell. Kamuzu wanu anatinena ife akumpoto kuti, “WE ARE DEAD NORTH.”

  7. precious says:

    Malawi should address it’s own xenophobia first because we don’t have moral authority to judge others. You can’t remove a speck in you neighbor s eye when you have a spec in your own. Mr chisoni please star complaining against the tribalism and nepotism happening in Malawi then you shall receive credit for what you are saying.

  8. S B says:

    Eeee iwe khala nchete, ife sitingabwele kumeneko, better to die here than to com there, tizabwel tikafona osati zotiyitana, u cant afford use com there to do what? mwayamba kusuta fodya wakulu!

  9. ujeni says:

    We have no working government thus why people go to do labour jobs in other African countries. We should be ashamed of ourselves for failing to create jobs even street sweeping, road construction. All we have done for the past 50 years is hero worshipping a president.

  10. Gladwell says:

    Mr Chisoni mukundivetsa Chisoni ndizokamba zanu.Kodi tikabwera kumeneko mudzatilemba ntchito tonse or we wil b ur roughing stocks?

    1. Wailing Soul says:

      For sure, no wonder you will be stuck in SA. No one can employ you here with such English as “roughing stocks”kkkkkkkkkk

  11. kanundu says:

    Opanda kuganiza bwino basi tipange ma demonstration KUPUASA basi. Mwakambirana kodi ndi a RSA ndiye ati abale athuo sawathandiza zomwe zachitikazo. Choyamba ndikukambirana ndi Embassy ya RSA kuti abale wathu awathandiza bwanji ndiye iwo akakana kuwathandiza ndiye pitani panseu. Chifukwa sionse omwe apenza mavuto amenewa kumeneko ena akukhala mwamtendere komanso akutetezedwa izi zimachitika dziko lina liri lonse ano ndi masiku aja anakambidwa m’ Bible ndiye tizizitenga bwino. Osati tiyeni tikayende munseu ayi kodi onse akathamangitsidwa kumeneko muzapatsa choti azichita kuno ngati mukulephera kuthandiza pena kumenyera ufulu kwa a mwenye, ma china ndi a Malawi amene ali ndi ma company kuti azilipira abale anufe ndalama zoti eee. Basi panseu kukatanipo.

  12. Yam says:

    Let boko haram 2 react, hw do these South Africans behave as if they dont depend on international resources or as if there r no south africans livng in other foreign countries

  13. jacob says:

    These south African they think that south africa is developed bcz of them.we help them.so they do what ever thy want to us.malawi do the same like Mozambique. U find GP registration number beet then and otchani ma truck awo.akuderera.

  14. Jk says:

    They come home to do what? No jobs, useless nepotistic government..!!! others would rather risk death than die of depression in Malawi…

  15. Joseph Banda says:

    CCJP learns to censor some of your responses. How many will CCJP employ some of these people. People will always move up and down. Why are non blacks not harassed? Some times learn to keep quiet Mr. Chisoni to reflect on why these things are happening. Mwina mukatelo mukhodza kumva CHISONI.

  16. vhikuvi says:

    All South Africans, black and white get out of Malawi. You, too, have taken our jobs and our businesses.

  17. joza says:

    God should forgive tHem as they know not what they are doing.South. Africa beware of Boko Haram! You are warned well before hand.

  18. you too says:

    The push factor is already known and that is the inability by our economy to create jobs. It’s a great embarrassment that our people travel South only to do menial jobs which we as a nation are failing to create 50 years after independence. We as citizens have failed ourselves by electing Governments based on tribal affiliation rather than electoral promises based on economic growth and wealth creation. Instead we glorify subsidies and sinking of boreholes as development. Civil Society it is time you started changing peoples mindsets on what development really means. We have sunk enough boreholes I think and let us start redefining the meaning of development. Let’s do something and spare our people from this humiliation in foreign countries.

  19. Akulisinga says:

    Chriss kodi mungodya nokha ku ccjp? mukufufumatu! any way good advice from a reputable faith organization.

  20. Matero says:

    Chisoni, do you know why people trek to RSA? Are you going to take care of their needs if they come? Yes, those who want to come back will return. But many people are not coming back. And you know why?

  21. Mojamoja says:

    Malawians have contribute a lot to South Africans,. Please google people like Clement Kadali who was the first African trade unionist in SA

  22. Bwampini says:

    The process of calling the malawians to come back home from RSA will fuel South Africans to force even those who are not affected to be forcely targetted. It shows like you have something to offer them while u deeply know what forced them to travelled to Mzansi. The causes are worse than before.

  23. chejaali says:

    Mwawonatu ife akutipha ngati mbuzi kuno mukuti tisapange ziwawa vuto kupusa a malawi

  24. Tsotsi says:

    Tikaphwanye game,,,,,,go konko!!!!’

  25. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    When they come back to Malawi try to find them somethings to do for them to keeping on going. They left Malawi and their families because they could not afford to live on an empty stomach .
    They chose to go to South Africa simply because they were not happy to live in a country which is very nepotic , very poor and no jobs. All vendors had their goods torched by the police during night time and when they came back in the morning they completilly had lost everything even the capital for their businesses , that’s what made them to go and look for the greener pastures.

  26. Chintebwe says:

    A good statement from u mr chris chison but we must revenge no matter what. Abale athu avutika kwambiri ena afa ndiye nkumati peacefull demo why?

  27. opportunist says:

    Am in support of demonstration whether peaceful or not.

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