All is set for protests organised by Malawi human rights campaigners on Tuesday at South Africa embassy in Lilongwe over the targeting of immigrants in a wave of xenophobic violence.
Organiser said they will be presenting a petition to the South African diplomat and businesses from South Africa could face closure.
Billy Mayaya told Nyasa Times that the petition will call on the South African government to find a lasting solution to the gruesome killings of Malawians and other Africans who have become the target of the xenophobic violence.
Mayaya said they already “ submitted notification letters to the Police and Lilongwe City Council informing them about the day of demonstrations which is on Tuesday 28, 2014.”
“This is not the first time for South Africans to attack foreigners and the South African Government promised that this barbaric act will never happen again.
“What they need to know is that some of the people have intermarried and in this case they are no longer foreigners but citizens. We are tired of this and we are going to demand for more actions,” said Mayaya at a news conference.
Mayaya said demonstrators will converge at Parliament roundabout and will go presidential road till at the Capital Hotel.From there the Malawians will converge at South African Embassy where a petition will be delivered.
Malawi rights campaigner have been demanding adequate compensation for all Malawians whose properties were destroyed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :