2 Malawians confirmed killed in xenophobic violence: Evacuation budget revised

Malawi government has confirmed the death of two Malawi citizens in the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.

Nankhumwa- Two confirmed dead

Nankhumwa- Two confirmed dead

Minister if Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa told a news conference on Monday in Lilongwe that the bodies of two were repatriated for burial in the country.

Nankhumwa identified one of the deceased as Adam Kaunga from Chilipa in Mangochi who has already been laid to rest.

The other victim whose body is at a mortuary in South Africa, also from Mangochi is yet to be identified.

“We are saddened with the loss of lives ,” Nankhumwa said who appealed for calm .

Nankhumwa said the confirmed number of affected Malawians in the xenophobic attacks has reached 1 030 with most of them being women and children.

The first group of affected Malawians to be repatriated failed to arrive  Sunday as earlier scheduled but Nankhumwa said they would arrive Monday in Blantyre where they will among others be received by Nankhumwa and Minister of Home Affairs Atupele Muluzi.

A further five buses are expected into the country Tuesday.

Nankhumwa also revealed that government is spending R100,000 per bus and that it requires 50 buses to ferry all victims now at 3200 translating to R5 million (K195, 000, 000.00).

“Contrary to what we reported two days ago where we said 1,050 Malawians were affected, new information is showing that more people are in camps, however, suffice to say that the government of Malawi is in the process of hiring 60 more buses to ferry the willing Malawians back home,” the minister explained.

Nankhumwa, however, assured all foreign owned businesses, including those from South Africa, that Malawi government will “provide normal security and protection as per its obligations.”

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has since condemned in the “strongest terms possible” the xenophobic attacks against Malawians and other African nationals in the Rainbow Nation.

MLS has protested these attacks to the South African government through its Embassy in Malawi and has demanded that those involved be held accountable, according to a statement released on Friday.

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Anold Sulani
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Why killing fellow Africans? even killing itself is the behaviour of animals not people

Proff. Centvinnie
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zophana zokhazo ndiye mizimu ikuwukirani a Jacob, ndithu apatheid yayambanso ku SA, mzimu wa Nel Mande ukubwanyamulani.

Chayipa
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Miraj!Send Me Avideo For Xenophobia On This Email [email protected]

Chayipa
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Mr Innocent,ask If U Don’t Know What Is Happening.Don’t Cheat Our Fellow Malawians.Only Two Pple Comfirmed Dead.When We Comment Try To Comment Things Which Is On The Ground.

philoman
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Sakiziwa chimene akupanga azawakathe ndi mulungu…

blessings banda
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mr zuma and your people we must revenge?

lawrence
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tidzakumana patengo wakachere pothera khani thawi idzakwana

lawrence
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kwamweni kwa mweni basi amoyo abwera akufa asara

Hardson
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Either it’s more or less deaths what we know people have been clashed there and all what we need is to rally behind the government as it continues with plans of bringing our beloved back home. Malawians, customed at opposition everytime, let’s check time please.

mlauzi
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My thoughts and prayers go to all those who have been traumatized. May the souls of all those who have been senselessly killed rest in eternal peace. Whist blaming our leaders, SADC and AU for being passive, yes, indeed charity begins at home, what is the international community doing????? Will they stand aside and look as they did in Rwanda? Ban Ki Moon, where are you? We are crying for peace and justice I would suggest international sanctions to be imposed against South Africa. Economic measures may just work against the ruthless matsotsis and their brainless regime led by the… Read more »
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