Chakwera condemns afrophobic attacks: Malawi opposition leader dialogue with South African diplomat

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, who is also  Leader of  opposition in Parliament, has condemned the spate of xenophobic attack currently underway in South Africa, which has affected African immigrants including Malawi nationals.

Chakwera speaking to reporters after talks with South African diplomat
Chakwera speaking to reporters after talks with South African diplomat

Addressing a news conference in the capital Lilongwe on Friday after meetung South Africa High Commissioner to Malawi, Chakwera spoke out against the deaths and injuries of foreign nationals that had been inflicted by South African citizens.

“I am shocked and I strongly condemn the horrible killing of our brothers and sisters in the senseless xenophobic or afrophobic attacks currently taking place in the Republic of South Africa. It is sad that more than five lives have been lost while thousands are homeless and living in makeshift shelters,” said Chakwera at a news conference.

Chakwera was accompanied by Parliamentary Deputy chair, Joseph Njobvuyalema, deputy shadow secretary of international relations, Khumbize Kandodo and parliamentary women’s caucus chair, Dr Jessie Kabwira.

Leader of Opposition said:”This senseless crusade is being perpetrated by misguided but well organised criminal minds that live under the veil of ignorance whilst hallucinating about their own prosperity in the absence of free and fair competition,”

Adding that “What makes it worse is that this is not the first time that black Africans from other countries have experienced xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa; and we have no reason to be convinced and believe that it will be the last.”

Chakwera then  called  upon the Government and the majority of civilized people of the Republic of South Africa to ensure that all perpetrators are not rewarded with a golden plate of impunity.

The MCP president said he met  the High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa “to dialogue on how the situation could be contained and solutions found towards the treatment of our fellow African citizens in South Africa.  This is in the spirit of one Africa that we ought to champion.”

Meanwhile, Chakwera has condoled the believed families for losing their loved ones to Xenophobic attack.

Malawi government is repatriating its citizens trapped in the senseless violence.

Latest reports indicate that foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted Thursday night in eastern Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks.

Police said about 200 foreign nationals took refuge at a police station in Jeppestown, and 12 people were arrested for the attacks.

Foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted overnight in eastern Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks.

Police said about 200 foreign nationals took refuge at a police station in Jeppestown, and 12 people were arrested for the attacks.

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YOTAM J HANGWA
6 years ago

tikadadziwa sibwezi titapitako..km tazindikira khwanga iri mutu…pano cangokhala ndi pemphero..gud blss malawi.

YOTAM J HANGWA
6 years ago

tiyeni amalawi tipemphere azathu ali ku south africa kt mulungu awateze.

chakumanda betha
chakumanda betha
6 years ago

Ena anthu NDE ndimbuzudi mmalo moyamikira akumba zosonyeza kuduka mutu kwawo mmaganizidwe a umunthu weniweni. Mungoti reverand adakuwuzani ndani kuti Malawi amafuna ziwanda kapena mizukwa chonde tiziwona zonyadira ngati iwe ukulandirapo la mchere popanga phokosoli koma udziganizira za anthu ambiri osawuka akumudzi omweso amazuzidya kuti akavote kenaka mkuwatenga ngati masikini achabechabe. Kapena akuva kuwawa ndi achewa ndi atumbuka okha et??? A lomwe mukhalupa ali chenene ndi xenoyi???

mary
6 years ago

Wawa bwana Chakwela

kangaroo
kangaroo
6 years ago

good show Chakwela

xenophobia
6 years ago

though you talk shit of chakwera your so called apm will never match chakwera in terms of language ,handsomeness , wisdom , character ,gestures , walk/ move . yours is just like as if he once was xenophomised in the face. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Taweni
Taweni
6 years ago

Read your history properly of revenends becoming head of states. Did you know the pope is a head of state. Did you know Bishop Makarios of Yugoslavia. There are many more but some Malawians only know this one as only country in this wonderful world.

Thank you Dr Chakwera.

Citizen

M'doko
M'doko
6 years ago

Ma coment ena ndi andewu anzanu akakuthandizani muwawona ngati woipa

ulendowu ndi watonse
ulendowu ndi watonse
6 years ago

pali cholakwika ngati chimene a chakwera achita apa .tatiyeni tizidziwa kuyamikira pamene chabwino chachitika kodi ndemanga zinazi mukamalemba simuchita manyazi mudangokhala ndi mtima wofuna kupanga attack a chakwela basi. and how much are you paid when you make these comments. these are acts of satanic spirit.

chefourpence
6 years ago

Che Chakweraaa! Visibility imeneyo? Kkkkkkkkkkk

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