113 Malawian displaced in Xeno attacks, kept in South Africa temporary shelters

Government has said about 113 Malawians-  including pregnant women and children – have been displaced following xenophobic attacks in South Africa and they are being kept in temporary shelters .

Displaced by xenophobia in South Africa

“We have received reports that 113  Malawians have been displaced ,” said  spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Security, Rejoice Chaponda Shumba.

She said the Malawians were displaced in the Gauteng Province and that the temproray shelters was identified by the South Africa’s Department  of Disaster in town of  Katichong.

“People should be assured that government is ensuring the safety of the people. The Malawi Mission in South Africa is visiting the facility as often as possible,” she said,

Chaponda- Shumba said out of 113, 68 are males, 30 are females and 15 are children.

Nyasa Times understand that some women who are displaced are pregnant.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has  contacted International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to assit in repatriation of the Malawians that have opted to return home.

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ben 10
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ben 10

Dont waste time with them just slaught them alll….. enawo ndi mbava zinachoka kuno chothawa mukakawatenganso azativuta shoot to death all

National CEO
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National CEO

As much as we are not happy with the xenophobic attacks, these people in RSA must know that it will take the government to use the tax paid by the suffering Malawians who are facing the challenges right in Malawi, while those in diaspora pay tax in the country where they are residing. When they buy their cars, they will use the roads that are built by tax paid in Malawi. So Please people in diaspora, respect the strong that are suffering in Malawi. Have associations in countries you are residing to assist you in times like this. It’s not… Read more »

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ERUTU

Time immemorial Malawians have been trekking down to South Africa to work in order to improve their livelihoods back home. We witnessed this migration trend during the British colonial era and continued into the post-independence period of His Excellency the Life President Ngwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda through recruitment agencies known as Witswatersrand Native Labour Association (WENELA) and TEBA (The Employment Bureau of Africa). The only problem these people have been facing is a hostile environment created by the indigenous South Africans accusing the migrants of accepting anything the employers in the mines were offering as could not be involved… Read more »

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king ngonde

iwowo akutaniko ku jonh,while us we r still struggling with madando 147.

THE APOSTLE
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KING NGONDE OR WHATEVER YOU CALL YOURSELF NDIWE CHINDERE CHA MUNTHU

HOW CAN YOU BE SO INSENSITIVE ABOUT YOUR BROTHERS STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET IN SOUTH AFRICA.

YOUR SISTER HAS GOT A BOYFRIEND WHO IS ABLE TO SEND HER MONEY YOU SHOULD HAVE APPRECIATED RATHER THAN TALKING NONSENSE

GALU WA MUNTHU IWE …..AMAKO AKUBELEKENSO

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Innoxy Charles

Boma la Malawi ndi loipa kwambiri (LOSASAMALA).Akukamba za International Organisations akuti athandize koma chonsecho timalipira ndalama zochuluka ngati msonkho munthu akamalowa ndi galimoto ku malawiko.Mutharika ndi mbuzi yachabechabe.