Chilima condemns South Africa xenophobic attacks

The country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima,who is UTM Party leader,  has condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa which has so far killed five people and is grossly affecting many Africans including Malawians.

Chilima: Chilima: Condemn the xenophobic violence taking place in South Africa

In a statement, Chilima and his wife, Mary, say the violence which has targeted African nationals, including Malawians is most unfortunate as it is alarming.

“We strongly urge the Republican South African government, political party leaders, traditional leaders and all concerned non-state actors that have capacity to quell and defuse these barbaric acts of atrocity on fellow African citizens; to do the needful,” says the statement in part.

The government of Malawi is yet to make an official statement on the attacks although many Malawians in South Africa said they have been negatively affected by the violence.

But Malawi High Commissioner to South Africa Gloria Bamusi in press reports has condemned the xenophobic attacks, saying it is sad that Africans have turned against one another against the continent’s commitment to inter-dependence and unity.

Bamusi has ordered South Africa-bound truck drivers to postpone their trips until further notice .

“My appeal to Malawian truck drivers to South Africa is that they please postpone their trips,” said Bamusi in quotes reported by The Nation newspaper on Wednesday.

“ It is not safe because the people are targeting them and also those who are travelling on roads to South Africa should be cautious; we are not saying people should not come here but they should postpone their trips until things get back to normal,” she said.

South Africa is home to many Malawians seeking economic asylum in the mineral-rich country.

The Nigerian government has since sent a special envoy to South Africa to meet the government on the matter, saying they will take definitive measures to protect their citizens.

A Government of Nigeria Twitter handle reads: “The continuing attacks on Nigerian nationals and businesses in South Africa are unacceptable. Enough is enough. Nigeria will take definitive measures to ensure safety and protection of her citizens.”

The Zambian Government has also warned truck drivers from that country to suspend operating the South Africa route.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

That is why Kamuzu was a genius. He favoured apartheid govt not the Mandelas and his friends because he foresaw evil in their minds. And all countries which helped SA to get independence are getting raw deal, yet it was because of lazy South African that African countries failed to integrate and prosper.

Chingaipe
Chingaipe
1 year ago

SKC is always ahead of those alleged to be rulling kkkkkkk

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

Nanga xenophobic attack mukuchita kwa a Malawi anzanuyi mukuti bwanji bwana Arafat????? kkkkkkkkk Sukulu imachotsa umbuli wolemba ndi kuwerenga koma sichotsa uchitsilu. Taonela mngoniyi

tung'ande
tung'ande
1 year ago

Yet he is xenophobing those perceived to be DPP

Jomicons
1 year ago

A chilima that condemnation is in order..
But Angoni you should also stop being tippexphobia… Kkk

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago

Koma “HARDtalk” Chilima amachita specialize in grandiosity eti?
When will he realize that what he says about issues like this, international issues, is meaningless and is simply discarded by Malawians?
At this juncture, he is NOT even the VP, or the bombastic wannabe political boss or visionary he was touted to be, by the greedy lot of the Kaliatis, Kalindos et al.
Save your saliva, Chilima!

OKEY
OKEY
1 year ago

Inuyo ameneyo a chilima ok

phade
phade
1 year ago

trying to be foolishly relevant. concentrate on this lost court case first before opening your stinking mouth on national matters

Malungo mafumu
Malungo mafumu
1 year ago

Achilima you are failing to condemn and stop violence directed at innocent Malawians and their property by your followers. That is hypocrisy. You must be ashamed. Charity begins at home.

Malungo mafumu
Malungo mafumu
1 year ago

Achilima you are failing to condemn the violence destroying property of innocent people in Malawi by you supporters. That is hypocrisy.

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