Malawians living in fear over xenophobic attacks: South Africa

Malawians living in various parts of South Africa continue to be terrified after weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal amd government have confirmed that. 3 Makawians have been seriously
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Two weeks ago locals began attacking and looting properties owned by fellow Africans calling them “kwerekwere”, a derogatory word in South Africa for African migrants.

“We are scared and we don’t what we happen to us. They continue to hunt for African migrants and to beat, torch and even kill,” said Ulemu Phiri, a Malawians living in Durban.

“We are living in here, we don’t know what will happen if it this spreads here in Johannesburg. We are only praying to God, the Almighty that this should not happen again,” said another Malawian living in Brynston.

It is believed that this latest round of xenophobic attacks comes in the wake of alleged comments by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini telling migrants to go home – although the he says he was mistranslated.

He blamed the media for deliberately distorting his speech in order to sell newspapers.

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence and has established a team of ministers to put an end to it.

The Malawian government said it would be helping citizens living in South Africa to return to their homeland following the violence.

Malawian Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said: “The situation is really tense as about 360 Malawians are stranded in South Africa following the xenophobic attacks there.”

Nankhumwa said the Malawian embassy in Pretoria had started processing temporary travel documents for its nationals. “Malawians targeted have lost everything, including their passports.”

Meanwhile, Nankhumwa said initial estimates indicate that K30 million will be required to repatriate over 400 Malawians rendered destitute in South Africa

Malawian authorities will also inform citizens who are moving to South Africa for economic reasons to stop until the situation normalises.

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43 thoughts on “Malawians living in fear over xenophobic attacks: South Africa”

  1. Chris luke says:

    You zulu people jst know that we can not solve a problem with a problem but we solve it with a positive solution,oh! God where is Great man Nelson Mandela please God bless Malawi

  2. They’re heartless South Africans mbuli zokhazokha they thinq they can do everything on there own,we all dpends on each other

  3. GEZZA says:

    Soith Africans MUST compasate us the foriegners!

  4. kennedy says:

    we are one continent no way to have xeno

  5. charles chinthenga says:

    azibwera kuno,ena alindingongore maka kwa nchilamwera ku cholo,juburg more especialy alex n hill brow konzekani

  6. James Chapota says:

    Stop xenophobia

  7. ZOWOPSYA says:

    Yup. The Afrkiners were much better than actual black africans. Really We are all Black. Africans. Mhm. This looks like a satanic ritual calling for BLOOD. A MALAWI BWERANIKONI DZAKHALENI ATLEAST KUNO KWANU. ZIMENEZI SIMOYO.

  8. Yollam Nyirenda says:

    One day samone wil pay for these blood

  9. james ngulinga says:

    Please come back home, Although we know that some would not want to but east west home is always the best. You are well come until the situation normalises

  10. John says:

    Some of us are married with Malawians and have children der. We will not let de so-called Zulu nation destroy our relationship. Why r we having SADC? What is de meaning of dis? We as South Africans, we are trying our best to stop dis. not all people of Mzansi are supports dis satanism acts. We are all Africans no matter the language or light/dark/brown skin. Zulus will never change. Remember de Inkatha their killing machine.

  11. KARU UNITED says:

    The AFRIKAANERS(BOERS),were the true friends of Malawians.During their reign, Malawians felt @ home in Sud Afrika!One of their presidents Jim Fuchie,paid a state visit to Malawi.They built Capital Hill offices for us.I miss the days of PW BOTHA,GEN.MALAN,JOHN VORSTER,hail! AFRIKAANER BROODERBOND,hail Univ. of Stellenbosch, hail! Jan Smuts,hail! Cecil John Rhodes,lest we forget!

  12. come back home koma musazayambisenso kuba kuno

  13. Bwampini says:

    A malawi mukuferanji. Malawi ndi dziko la fodya. Tiyeni tidzilima fodya basi.

  14. oscar bipa says:

    Lets just pray our saviour to kip on protecting them.

  15. popapo says:

    South Africans have been Boko Haramed ! Kusiyana pati ndi akhupa anthu osalakwa ku Kenya and Nigeria. Shame on these lazy South Africans!

  16. CHANGUCHANGU says:

    Eish South Africans you are so barbaric, inhuman and cruel…..do you think there are no South Africans in other countries

  17. JB says:

    I dont see any problem for malawians to be in SA and plz stop insulting those who have been encoutered with xenophobia attacks. Lets all join hands in prayers for protection of those fellow malawians who are stranded in SA. Remember in every country they are immigrants, and SA cannot develope on its own, SA depends on electricity from Mozambique, Lesotho and Namimbia, what if all these countries say we are cutting off our services of supplying electricity what do you think will happen to SA?. We are all africans and besides that, God did not create boundaries. We will still remember Nelson Mandela for his preaching of Love, peace and Unity regardless of where one is coming from. Lets all love Africa.

  18. james says:

    black person is being hunted by black man in south africa,,,,we r all africa,,,wake up africa kwachaaaa

  19. james says:

    black person eish is being hunted with black man in black country,,, south africa,,,,,,but y ????

  20. Xenophobia; a typical by-product of the Partition of Africa by colonial masters from Europe since 1883 and also of the Bad governance by the current opportunistic African leaders in this 21st century.You politicians are buzy stealing/enriching yourselves instead of creating jobs for these poor electorates of yours.Instead you are forcing them to look for alternatives in the xenophobic South Africa and elsewhere in the world.Shame on you hypocrites; selfish and dull leaders!

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  21. Paul Madinga says:

    Its really appalling to learn the hostile treatment Malawians are accorded by South Africans.The Malawi Gvt start chasing all black south africans resident in Malawi. We categorically condemn this barbaric attitude in strongest terms.

  22. Dr nyasaland says:

    Chonde abale anzathu mukabwera musapiteso.bcoz ulendo wanu lero ukufuna misonkho yathu,ife amene mudatisiya kumudzi .remember home is best.

  23. Iden size m says:

    What ever wi tolk is nothing, just do something better 4 them.

  24. Lawyershit says:

    This is the actual behaviour of stupid South Africans and yet they too stay in other countries freely. People of South Africa are too selfish because many of them did not go to school. KUKHALIRA ZIGOLOLO NDI AZUNGU MKHUCHITI AND THIS IS WHY MANY OF THEM ARE BROWN BECAUSE DAILY SLEEPING WITH THE WHITE BOSSES. THESE ARE REALLY DOGS OF THE LAND IN AFRICAN CONTINENT.LETS BEAT THEM HERE AT HOME TOO AND WE DONT EVEN CARE AND CAN DO WITHOUT THEM AGARU OKHA OKHA. EVEN THE PRESIDENT ZUMA MBULI YENI YENI WITH KITCHEN ENGLISH.TELL THEIR STUPID KA AMBASSADOR OFF FOM OUR PEACEFUL LAND WE DONT NEDD HER PRESENCE HERE.

  25. Chivundu says:

    Amalawi!We Are Not Proud With What We Have In Our Beautiful Malawi.Tinazolowera Kulamulidwa Basi.Panopa Boma Liwononga Ndalama Zambiri Kuti Muzafike Kuno.Bwelani Muzalime Fodya Muzapeza Bwino Chifukwa Ambiri Mmabwerako Ndizigubu Zopanda Kanthu.Timakuwonani Mukafika Ndizigubu Zanuzo!Kumeneko Kumapita Alesi Okhaokha.

    1. Y2k says:

      Whatever!

  26. hendrix says says:

    Africans should impose sanctions on trade againest the satanic people of South African

  27. KOMA YAA says:

    I have never have the desire to visit South africa..I would rather go to Botswana or Ethiopian…Black south africans umbuli too much..they will never ever learn from the masters…White south africans are better off than our black brothers …..I feel pain when heard about such thing happening to malawians eventhough i dont have relatives in Saud Afrika…

    Gvt must do southing in this country ..to grow economy of this country..that people should not go out of the country kukafuna green pasture but for holidays ….

    If it was in Europe we could have said ..its racism …of which it cant happen because of propper security …..SO SAD

  28. PLEASE ASSIST AND OPEN GVT FARMS, FISHING FARMING, ANIMAL HUSBANDARY ETC FOR THEM TO GET JOBS. TELL THEM TO HAVE SOBER MINDS IN MALAWI.

  29. Prodigal says:

    Ifenso tidzawaonetsa tikafika kumeneko

  30. amakhosi mukulugenzi says:

    There are thousands and thousands of Malawian living in south africa .We are looking forward for your assistance my good government to take our relatives back home . My villagemen will be be proud to see their offsprings arriving home alive . MAY GOD BLESS MALAWI as it is preparing to take our pipo home

  31. Nkhedu says:

    Waste of resources.

  32. kanayo o kanayo says:

    come back home guys…..umphawi sumapha….

  33. Kandapako says:

    Bwelani abale athu tizidzazionela limodzi kwathu kuno.

  34. Jimmy luhanga says:

    Home is best ,may you come back to your land.

  35. Chimalilo says:

    ziko lili lawo ndalama zili anthu obwera mungayende madela onse mwa ogulisa malonda 10 9 OBWERA 1 wakomweko iwo kutola mabotolo sungapose sikulina kwachela muja opempha over 60 kutoleza buredi adikila kude aziba ma foni

  36. Chimalilo says:

    zangolowa kuba sopano apusi awa saziwa kugwila ntchito koma mowa and amapempha ndi fodya yemwe kukhala nawo pa ntchito limozi amangokhala akafunsidwa ati ife si machine and amalolera kupha munthu chifukwa cha 20 rand ulesi pamene makwere wo amaworker amalephela kusamba komwe kuphika ndiye hii saziwa koma ku shop basi akapeza zoterezi ndiye moyo wawo umasangalala apeza chakudya choba

  37. TUZIJA says:

    ngakhale mubwere abale mudziwe kuti ndi mavuto kwa mavuto your land is no.1 poorest in world we live in great pain ALMIGHTY LORD save MALAWI

  38. yuona says:

    I have seen photos of miserable Malawians in RSA. Very inhuman! I have made up my mind to stop buying products from South African shops.

  39. I don’t blame people who migrated to S.A and risk their lives in search of job opportunities. Most of these folks, for some legit reasons, found it hard to make a living back home. With the current Xenophobia situation, their dream to ever do well has been jeopardized.

    On the other hand, as one of those who have tested the fruits of Education, I can’t emphasize enough on the need to send our children to School. Evidently, some of these S.A immigrants dropped out of school thinking that they will get a job in Jon without formal Ed. Today they are facing the aftermath of their unwise decisions. It’s either return home and face poverty or stay in S.A and risk being decapitated.

  40. Anthony says:

    We are all Africans

  41. Edson pagonegone says:

    Ngati kanyani.anthu aulesi.anzanu tikukatamuka mmalawi momuno.

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