Malawi leader set talks with South Africa President as Malema lashes out at Zuma over xenophobia

Malawian President Peter Mutharika who is in the United States is scheduled to visit President Jacob Zuma in South Africa to dialogue over the anti-African migrants violence, SABC reported on Friday.

Malema believes the state is responsible for the xenophobic violence meted out to foreigners.

Malema believes the state is responsible for the xenophobic violence meted out to foreigners.

Mutharika’s government is meanwhile evacuating Malawi nationals from South Africa following the violence.

The SABC reported that Mutharika will cut his US trip to meet Zuma on the afrophobic matter.

There was no immediate confirmation from Malawi government on that but Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa called on the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to intervene to help protect foreigners.

“This is unfortunate coming at a time we are working on regional integration,” he said at a news conference.

“We urge the government of South Africa to protect foreigners,” he added.

Meanwhile, Julius Malema – the firebrand leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party –  has torn into President Jacob Zuma, his son and the ruling ANC, blaming them for the xenophobic violence.

Malema told parliament that Zuma government was setting an example of resorting to violence when confronted with problems.

Malema said: “When people had problems in Marikana…you killed them…When Tatane protested, you killed him… When the DA marched to Luthuli House, you responded by violence.”

He further accused Zuma of not keeping his family in check, following his son Edward’s remarks that foreigners must go.

“Mr President you taught our people that everything should be resolved through violence. You must take full responsibility.”

Malema charged that he noticed, minutes earlier whenZuma condemned the wave of xenophobia in an address to the chamber, that his heart did not appear to be in it.

“You body language did not suggest a leader,” Malema said, before adding that the president had failed to stop his son Edward Zuma from expressing anti-foreigner sentiment.

“You cannot even whip your own son into line.”

Malema ended his three-minute speech with a passionate plea to end the attacks that has left at least five people dead and hundreds displaced.

“Don’t kill each other, no country can survive in isolation.”

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Boyd Kilembey

This is a bad time to visit south africa for our beloved president. You certainly do not need a personal visit to solve this problem. Our presidfent should tell us what he will do to ensure there is employment created for Malawians. This meetiung is just for his own political gain….like the one Muluzi had with Mandela and Muluzi had the audacity to announce that he Muluzi will reopen TEBA.

Winston msowoya
Call it xenophobia,racism,tribalism,apartheid so on,and so forth,it comes to one common meaning: HATE.Indeed,what is going on in South Africa,is evil and inhuman that every human being,must condemn and not condone.South Africans have forgotten that their people also lived in many countries in Africa where by they were respected and taken care of during liberation struggle.Eventhough,the Malawi government has the right to condemn the South African government over brutal treatment of Its nationals,it must not be forgotten that the the former tyrannical regime of tin- pot despot Hastings Banda,established diplomatic relations with the most brutal racist regime of the minority rulers… Read more »
Rhodney Mphamba Banda
Rhodney Mphamba Banda

We are all Africans, stop killing people lazzy South afrcans, is this mean if we go to Zimbabwe, Malawi , Zambia’ Mozambique Nigeria can’t find a south afrcans citizen? Why killing innocent people, children, God will punish you


Aaa basi zibweraniko mwina alemera asiyeni adzakufunani.


Kodi nafeso titati tiyambe kuthamangitsa aku SA wa angamve bwanji?tawona mayiko wolemera paliso chiyani apa,chomatiphera abale athuwa?

Benjamin tetiwa



nanunso a Malawi kutengeka, achita bwino akuthamangitseni ifetu kumudzi kuno tikudyanso chips and chicken …….musovenge …..

Patrick Chikakuda

That is not fair,why are these people killing us?Go to Egypt,sudan,Libya,Malawi,zambia,zimbabwe,Nigeria,i can just say any African country you will find south Africans,so why us?

alick Alfred saili

There is no foreigner in Africa anybody can move anywhere in Africa so brothers from South Africa stop the pussy you are doing

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