Malawi boycott forces South Africa companies to condemn Xenophobia attacks

A consortium of South African companies operating in Malawi has strongly condemned the violence against foreign nationals in their country.

The CAMA Executive Director Mr. John Kapito with Billy Mayaya roam in  Shoprite before the closure during 'Black Friday; protests-Pic. by Abel Ikiloni

The CAMA Executive Director Mr. John Kapito with Billy Mayaya roam in Shoprite before the closure during ‘Black Friday; protests-Pic. by Abel Ikiloni

Game shop  was forced to be closed

Game shop was forced to be closed

In a joint statement, the 10 South African companies and concerned organisations say they unequivocally condemn the violence, which has left three Malawians dead and nearly 3,000 others repatriated.

“Africa is our collective home and we therefore stand in solidarity with all peace loving Africans who reject racism, xenophobia and who respect the rule of law and the sanctity of human life,” reads the statement.

It says the consortium acknowledges that their operations and indeed their success in Malawi depended on continuing to serve the needs of Malawi.

“We remain indebted to the goodwill of Malawians. This goodwill of Malawians is not taken for granted,” reads the statement.

The reaction comes as the Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has stepped up weekend boycotts of popular South African retailers Game, Shoprite and Pep Stores.

The statement was signed by Metropolitan Health Limited, Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited, Get Bucks, MacSteel, Shoprite, Nedbank, InterCape buses, and South African Airways (SAA).

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tichaona
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I think the way forward is to invest in local production.we need to capacitate the local industries and reduce the level of imports from South Africa.otherwise we will remain as developers of other countries economies .increased local production will increase employment localy and malawi stands to benefit from ripple effects of increased purchasing power. it may take decades but yes it has to be done.

Lutepo
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MALINDIMA NDINU DALU WENI WENI WA MCHIRA

Malindima
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Who will eventually feel the pinch most? I think Malawians. South Africa will withdraw its capital from Malawi. I never heard that all these companies have been closed in Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Congo,DRC even in Nigeria where they drawn Their High Commissioner from South Africa. South African investment in Malawi is just a drop in the ocean. Even when Zuma appologized to the bereaved families, he only mentioned his own 3 people that were killed and the only 1 from Mozambique. You see, it doesn’t bother him much about all those others who died from other countries. So what will… Read more »
Ashado
Guest

Av felt mercy upon my race, its vry shameful, SA y? Azungu akationa azingoti tazioneni zinyama.

kasiya
Guest

Demons ve affected thm thy don’t knw wat thy r doing no man z an I land

papa
Guest

Koma illovo ndi ya Jon? Sha tipange nao amenewa zikapitilira.

Chief Advisor
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Malawians, investments should start with us. We are good at buying luxury things when we make money instead of buying tangible things that can help us make money. What we need is production. Lets produce more things that we can sell to our neighbouring countries. Buy investing in capital goods we create jobs for our people and there will be no need to go to Joburg. Let us stop spending our money on expensive cars. Instead lets buy tractors and machinery for production. Otherwise we will continue to depend on South Africa.

Kadakwiza
Guest

Now Mr Kapito and Mr Mayaya it’s time to go to our go to South Africa and other countries because of high unemployment, and government must create more jobs.

fazala
Guest

lazy cowads…no guts ..all they got is nuts…

GULINGA
Guest

Please my fellow Malawians let the South Africans to do their trade in our country such as game, Pep and Shop light shops to show that we are matured people bez every body is a migrant wherever he or she is residing . All south Africans should ask themselves where they came from. If they are image of devil, then they were created there. But ,if they are the image of God please let them ask themselves twice

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