Government is asking Malawians resident in South Africa to return back home temporarily as xenophobic attacks restart in the rainbow country.
Rejoice Shumba, spokesperson for the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the government has received information from the Malawi mission in South Africa that the attacks have returnes.
“Those who can make it back home should do so,” said Shumba.
She said although there are no reports of attacks on Malawians so far, the Malawians need to be in safe places.
“It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that its citizens are protected and it is the responsibility of every person to ensure his or her own safety,” she said.
So far Nigerians have been attacked ahead of a protest march by South Africans to President Jacob Zuma to present a petition over the high prevalence of foreigners whom they accuse of taking up jobs and women for the locals.
Just weeks ago, the South African new High Commissioner to Malawi recently told President Peter Mutharika to reduce the number of Malawians trekking to South Africa looking for jobs.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :