Malawians living in fear over xenophobic attacks: South Africa

Malawians living in various parts of South Africa continue to be terrified after weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal amd government have confirmed that. 3 Makawians have been seriously
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Two weeks ago locals began attacking and looting properties owned by fellow Africans calling them “kwerekwere”, a derogatory word in South Africa for African migrants.

“We are scared and we don’t what we happen to us. They continue to hunt for African migrants and to beat, torch and even kill,” said Ulemu Phiri, a Malawians living in Durban.

“We are living in here, we don’t know what will happen if it this spreads here in Johannesburg. We are only praying to God, the Almighty that this should not happen again,” said another Malawian living in Brynston.

It is believed that this latest round of xenophobic attacks comes in the wake of alleged comments by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini telling migrants to go home – although the he says he was mistranslated.

He blamed the media for deliberately distorting his speech in order to sell newspapers.

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence and has established a team of ministers to put an end to it.

The Malawian government said it would be helping citizens living in South Africa to return to their homeland following the violence.

Malawian Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said: “The situation is really tense as about 360 Malawians are stranded in South Africa following the xenophobic attacks there.”

Nankhumwa said the Malawian embassy in Pretoria had started processing temporary travel documents for its nationals. “Malawians targeted have lost everything, including their passports.”

Meanwhile, Nankhumwa said initial estimates indicate that K30 million will be required to repatriate over 400 Malawians rendered destitute in South Africa

Malawian authorities will also inform citizens who are moving to South Africa for economic reasons to stop until the situation normalises.

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Chris luke

You zulu people jst know that we can not solve a problem with a problem but we solve it with a positive solution,oh! God where is Great man Nelson Mandela please God bless Malawi

Lawrence Jere

They’re heartless South Africans mbuli zokhazokha they thinq they can do everything on there own,we all dpends on each other


Soith Africans MUST compasate us the foriegners!


we are one continent no way to have xeno

charles chinthenga

azibwera kuno,ena alindingongore maka kwa nchilamwera ku cholo,juburg more especialy alex n hill brow konzekani

James Chapota

Stop xenophobia


Yup. The Afrkiners were much better than actual black africans. Really We are all Black. Africans. Mhm. This looks like a satanic ritual calling for BLOOD. A MALAWI BWERANIKONI DZAKHALENI ATLEAST KUNO KWANU. ZIMENEZI SIMOYO.

Yollam Nyirenda

One day samone wil pay for these blood

james ngulinga

Please come back home, Although we know that some would not want to but east west home is always the best. You are well come until the situation normalises


Some of us are married with Malawians and have children der. We will not let de so-called Zulu nation destroy our relationship. Why r we having SADC? What is de meaning of dis? We as South Africans, we are trying our best to stop dis. not all people of Mzansi are supports dis satanism acts. We are all Africans no matter the language or light/dark/brown skin. Zulus will never change. Remember de Inkatha their killing machine.

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