Malawian killed in Soweto attacks:  His penis doused

A  74 year old Malawian  shop owner  has been attacked and killed in South Africa following attacks and they disembowelled him as he slept in his shop in the early hours of Wednesday morning.death1

The murder comes as widespread looting of foreigners’ stores has broken out in Soweto.

The looting was sparked when a foreign national allegedly shot and killed a teenager while a group of boys attempted to rob his store in Snake Park on Monday.

Residents responded to the shooting by looting foreign-owned stores and blockading streets in the area.

Reports indicated that the assailants had hacked the door off the 74-year-old Malawian’s shop early on Wednesday morning, attacking him while he slept.

The Malawian, who was known as M’dala to residents, also had his penis doused in paraffin and set alight.

“He was a good man who lived alone. All he had was his small shop, where he sold paraffin, sweets and some biscuits and the small corn garden he’d planted,” resident Dan Mokwena told The Star newspaper of South Africa .

“He was blind in one eye and partially deaf. He was an old man. There was no need to kill him like that,” Mokwena said.

Reports indicate that Malawians and other foreigners are facing new wave of xenophobia as the locals are chasing them calling them “makwerekwere”.

Makwerekwere is slang for foreigner.

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation expressed concern at the spate of attacks on foreign business owners in Soweto. It said the attacks formed a pattern similar to the 2008 xenophobic violence and “condemn them as such.”

Sapa reports that nearly 70 people have been arrested on charges including murder, robbery, public violence, and illegal possession of firearms. Eight of them were foreign nationals allegedly found in possession of unlicensed firearms.

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misozi nkhonjera
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am rily sad 4 wat hapen 2my bro.we malawians we ar
e blessd lets nt fight wt.only God know.we have hope and faith.let kip walking and nt 4get our home koz we wil go to our blongz 1day.we aint dstned 2 b hea bt koz we r poor.

luis sakala
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Very bad they have to think b4 doing things cos God is watching them

Redeemed
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The sad truth that most of South Africans refuse to acknowledge is that the majority of them are just laizy bones who expect the government to provide everything freely. unlike foreign nationals who come into the country with an ultimate goal, and believe me, unlike most of African countries, South Africa is full of possibilities, one just needs a will to utilise these tremmendous opportunities. God blessed this country for a reason, and I always argue that no country on earth has no foreigners, irrespective of its economic state. Foreigners have been here before and will still be here after… Read more »
Peter
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It’s a very sad development.

Heartening
Guest

RSA is more less like a grave, many inocent foreigners have gone the way of all the earth.
RSA’s pipo r very lazy they only kno how to kill, but not how to work. God sees from a distance, they wil b paid later.

Shepherd
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This is very sad indeed. Something similar to this happened in Mzuzu and Lilongwe I think. Mmmmmm lord have mercy.

Kenneth duwa
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I’m vry concerned 4wht the s.african done 2 my fellow malawian.This happen due 2 lack of awareness,transparents, civic of Education & the like.Off course, we can say high rate of unemployment definitely S.african r lazy.what they know iz stealing,according nyasatimes report hm got small shop.His aim behind inorder 2save food 4evrydy.May he soul rest in peace

Jones krugersdop mayaya
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Vry vry bad

Mc Nyopex
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my brothers and sister in rsa pliz come back home izi sizabwino

Chabecheker
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There is no difference when one tribe dominates over others in malawi;most top jobs belong to that tribe

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