Malawian jumps in front of train to avoid repatriation after surviving attacks in SA

Malawian man aged 23 is reported to have jumped in front of a train and was killed in Durban, South Africa in a bid to avoid repatriation back home after surviving anti-migrants attacks.

Train suicide

Train suicide

South Africa’s newspaper, Daily Sun, reported on Wednesday that the man threw himself in front of a moving train after hearing that he will be taken back to impoverished Malawi.

Hundreds of shocked commuters at Westcliff Train Station, outside Chatsworth could only watch in horror as the wheels of steel sliced his body into pieces, reported the Daily Sun.

The paper said the incident happened only a few hours after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini called for peace at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Monday. The Malawian had been housed along with 2 000 other foreigners at Chatsworth displacement camp.

According to Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane, the Malawia was declared dead at the scene after he was badly hurt.

Zwane requested that the dead man’s name should not published because his relatives have not yet been informed.

“We’re trying to track down his family. It’s unclear at this stage if he had been processed by Home Affairs for repatriation, or if he was waiting to be reintegrated into the community,” said Zwane.

However, the paper’s source said the young man had told them earlier he would rather die than go back to poor Malawi.

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51 thoughts on “Malawian jumps in front of train to avoid repatriation after surviving attacks in SA”

  1. A.K.A Phil k says:

    Palibe amene anamykakhila ai koma adazipha yekha pomwe adaferapo ndidafikapo nthawi ya ngoziyo

  2. john luhanga says:

    god will purnish you for that coz you are busey kiling inocentpeople remamber this is the wolrd of god not yours

  3. SYLVIA KALAMBO says:

    GOD WILL PUNISH THOSE WICKED ZULA PEOPLES N THEY WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE IN THERE LIFE FORKILLING INNOCENT SOULS…..GOD IS WATCHING

  4. Kholes says:

    Koma Amalawi Simumva Kodi Bingu Sananene Kuti Bwelaniko Ku Joniko Inumumati Ndikhaza Pano Ndiye Mwazionatu

  5. malume says:

    you zulus you very stupid we are going to destroy your shops here if you continue doing dat.

  6. loney says:

    zimene zachitikazi ndi zowawa kwambiri bwanji akupanga choncho those who push him out train god wil punish them sikut ambuye sakuwona dikirani muwona zitawachitikire amene akuzunza anzawo

  7. Thats a lie why not let himself to the xenophobia attack? i dont agree with the SA media. may be you pushed him to the moving train. Let me warn u God will punish u .

  8. George Lihoma says:

    Ki ma-Aferika Borwa, barata kuchinga di statement tsa bona. Those are South Africans, they change statements – Anamukankha.

  9. Pee says:

    Mwna akulu in those public offices mutengelepo phunzilo kut khwnthi lanu likutayitsa miyoyo

  10. WELL ONOTHER TO RAISE MONEY IS GO IN FARMING BUSINESSES KULIMA CHAMBA.MANY COUNTRIES ALLOW IT MALAWI PETALA WAKE UP.

  11. THAT MAN WAS PUSHED SO YOU FUC JOURNALISTS DO NOT MISLEAD PEOPLE. WE WILL REVENGE JUST WAIT.

  12. Kenkkk says:

    The photo here shows the other way round, a man being thrown from the train or throwing himself from the train unless he was flip flopping or using gymnastic moves to throw himself into the oncoming train. The head should be the first to meet the train if someone wanted to commit suicide that way and not as shown here on the photo.

    Malawi can be the poorest in the world but it is still my most beautiful place here on earth and I wouldn’t trade it for riches or anything.

  13. vendor says:

    A chibale alemba kale pa facebook his name and a picture is arleady posted. Bur they are saying he was pushed, so whats the truth

  14. shanaloli banda says:

    Kumudzi kuno umphawi unafika ponukha.Its only a few politician who benefits from the loot and their few colleagues.95% of people are in dire poverty.People here are in politics just to enrich themselves than uplifting the standard of a common man.Shame and sad for a youngman to lose his precious life after having no any hope for his mother country.

  15. Blessings says:

    Kulolera Kufa Kuopa poor malawi,zoopsya!

  16. Very bad to hear that,defenetly he will be direct to get judgement of fire.,I won’t say rest in peace

  17. Chris luka says:

    No fear with e tsotsi my bruwaka me i cnt go back to poor Malawi, am here 4ever

  18. Sad news my fellow malawians .

  19. Kadakwiza says:

    Very sad indeed, RIP

  20. Mtambo says:

    Almighty God, You promise to save us in times of persecution, tribulation and in any kinds of trouble that can be formed by the devil. Father God in the mighty name of Jesus Christ the prince of Life, i declare change and total deliverance upon them in Jesus name!!! Now i take the authority of God of Elisha to send back to the sender what had happened to the victisms into the owner. It is done and finished in Jesus Name!!!

  21. Boss says:

    Tamva kale kuti panopa boma likuwopseza olemba nkhani ku South Africa kuti asamalembe zoopysa mmene anthu akufera ngati mmene yili nkhani Emmanuel Sithole because its painting bad picture outside,so thus why aganiza kuti azingonamapo basi

  22. Mizimbe. says:

    Funso nkumati,Kodi sitimayo imatenga anthu kukawasiya ku camp?Mwapha dala inu.

  23. the eye says:

    This is bullshit repatriation was not by force so why would he want to kill him self this is a lie by the South Africans as we have already heard that people are being pushed.shame on you zulu king shame on you south Africa
    Now mandelas spirit will never rest because of his own people.zuma you are use less

  24. Sylvester Dennis says:

    Good liar! This is new tactics of xeno

  25. Patriot says:

    Osauka ndiomwe anathawa dziko lawowa not my beautiful Malawi. Have these cowards ever asked themselves why we have expensive BMWs, Mercs, Porsches, Maseratis and what have you in the so called poor Malawi? Too lazy to think an make money thats why you call your own motherland poor. Shame! Ma South african omwe akukuphaniwo ndi omvetsanso chisoni ngati inu nomwe ku South Africa komwe mukutcha kolemelako because they think like you. Wake up guys! Ndakwiya kwambiri! Simungandinyozele mayi Malawi ine ndilipo iyayi!!

  26. Bwampini says:

    How come smbody being at the camp and then found at the station? I can smell a fish in this news.

  27. Wati says:

    Its not suicide, tamva kale kuti akumawaponyera panja pa stima ikuyenda. Stupid southafricans mxiiiiii

  28. ujeni says:

    All the bad noises of xenophobia coming from South Africa concern Malawians. What made us to be like tbe leeches of Southern Africa.

  29. burn dem says:

    They think we are fools? Amukankhila ku train and they are trying to cover it up.

  30. fomboni al hilal says:

    Tisanamizanepo apa munthuyu ngati ndizowona ndiye kuti kumudzi kuno anachoka pothawa mulandu. Koma osati umphawi monga momwe akuneneramu.apo iyayi achita kumuponyera kusitimako. Chifukwa siwungadziphe chifukwa cha umphawi zikanakhara zimenezo ndiye bwenzi kumamidziku kulibeko anthu akanakhara atadzipha.

  31. shadreck kachembwe says:

    Southafricans have started lying to avoid foreign affairs, it might happen that they killed the person and threw him on the train.. we are not happy hearing sich cases

  32. Jovelyn Kasondo says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Koma yeah so death is a better Option than staying in Malawi

  33. kaphirintiwa says:

    so this fucker would rather go to hell than go home, burn in hell you idiot. shaming your own country to stay in a country that doesn’t want you.

    just in case any fools out there think we’re all poor, i love malawi. i will live here and will live here until i die. i own property, eat good food, have money in the bank and fuck like a rabbit.

    nothing can ever make me go anywhere else to live like a rat the way some of my countrymen are living. anali ndi ngongole kuno ameneyo.

  34. ichocho says:

    King Goodwin Zwelithini or whatever they call u.u will never have peace. Ur inhuman.

  35. Justin phiri says:

    Iwant to thank Government to make that plan it shows leal Love to our realative keep it up doing such thing like this,

  36. bwidzedze says:

    Zabodza izi…he was pushed!!

  37. Chicharito says:

    Galu ameneyu eti mxiiii.

  38. angoni says:

    Guys simunaone mavuto. Moyo sagula inde koma anayiwelenga momwe kulili kumudzi, no job, no education, big family etc. Ma fees ana and the like.

    Pamenepa boma lathu lichitepo kanthu. Kodi ma base a pioneer aja zili pati? Nanga akabweradi adzidzatani? Tisamale umbava ukwelanso, zophana zayambika kale imagine!

  39. Kwanyanaya Maluzi kuno guys!!

    I think government is watching all this scandals !!

  40. Max says:

    Mnyamata ukuferanji nthawi yako isanakwane kodi sudziwa kuti moyo umaposa chakudya ndi thupi limaposa zovala.Osamadera nkhawa kuti tidzadya chiyani kapena tidzavala chiyani.Mnyamatayu wafa chifukwa anasoweka upangiri wa uzimu pamoyo wake.You South Africans can you see the out come of your barberic life,we (malawians) we do not need to be poor,we need to be rich just as you are.Please God do something to assist poor malawians so that they can get out from poverty.

  41. Obey GOD says:

    Umenewu nde uchitsiru ankathawiranji xenophobia if he really wants to die, Kuthawa ziko la kwawo athu ngati amenewo ndi amene anapita kalekale ku joni koma palibe chimene anapangapo kwawo kuno olo ndi moni yomwe mwina sankapereka kwa abale ake ndiye lero xenophobia yamzizimusa amaopa kumanga manyazi kuno. Please chonde mukapita ku joniko kumapangako kena kake kuno kuti akazakuthamangisani muzizapeza pothawira, osangoti tili ku joni kumangokhalira kumwa ma bibida kwa eni saotcherako mbewa mapeto ake ndi zimene wachita chitsiruyi mpaka na ku Train amwene ine nde ayi zopusazo.

  42. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Shame to poor Malawi !!!!

  43. Bob says:

    Kkkkkkkk. I dont want to go back to impoverished Malawi. Kutandiza kumeneko. This country kaya. Hahaha

  44. nankalizi Thyolo Thava says:

    Ameneyu chiripo chomwe anathawa kuno,nkutheka kuti anathawa mulandu osati umphawi.

  45. Mgawadere says:

    Munthu kungoziphesa yekha konko kuopa kubwerera kumudzi malinga ndiumphawi akhazikisa alomwewu ndithu…..

  46. ine says:

    The truth is yet to come

  47. Issa Kabudula says:

    I doubt on this story, am in Durban and the camp where a number of Malawians are housed. I will follow this news and if any I will report the truth on it. As far as how people suffered the beating and the stabbing, no one can aim to throw himself to a train in fear of poverty – I doubt, yes there can be some especially those who never seen mob attacks.

    Many have suffered the atrocities, many have been in the bush hiding and many injured, I say many injured not the three people as reports.

    1. Wailing Soul says:

      Mr Kabudula, please when you gather the correct or what is say a true story, report it to the Nyasatimes so that we also read about it as a story. If your are on the ground and have heard nothing, then it means there is something dubious about the story reported in the Daily Sun as the Nyasatimes has quoted it. As you know, the Daily Sun is a tabloid newspaper. Tabloid press in a simple illustration can be likened to the newspaper we had in Malawi called the Weekend Times. In Uk they have the Mirror and the Sun. In America there are so many one famous one is the National Enquirer. In Germany there is the Bild newspaper. Whatcomes out of these publications must be taken with a pinch of salt. But Kabudula, we are waiting for you to tell us here in Malawi what is on the ground. Tell the Nyasatimes readers like me the reall facts.

  48. malume says:

    we have no witness on that you zulus what you are doing is very unfair ndinuyo mwaponya nyamatayo now we are counting that 3 malawian and other not yet known are dead watch out>…..> our country is not poor but all countries depend on one another thats why you have shops here in malawi.

  49. Davis says:

    Trouble

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