Veep commends Malawians for being peaceful towards Tanzanians

Malawi’s vice President Khumbo Kachali has hailed Malawians for being cooperative and responding positively towards government request against revenging abuses that some Malawians based in neighbouring Tanzania had been going through by that country’s residents.

A number of Malawians mainly from Karonga, Nkhata Bay and Mzimba who had been staying in Tanzania  were chased by government officials in Tanzania for illegal staying, a development that influenced some of that country’s residents to abuse the victims by among other things beating them up, raping women,  stealing their property.

Most of the victims arrived in Mzuzu while shading tears as they were recalling the incidences they had gone through, a development that fueled anger among the Mzuzu residents who wanted to revenge to Tanzanian nationals operating businesses in the city.

Vice-President Khumbo Kachali speaking during a meeting with stranded returnees from Tanzania in Mzuzu, Pic by Wisdom Ngwira -MANA
Vice-President Khumbo Kachali speaking during a meeting with stranded returnees from Tanzania in Mzuzu, Pic by Wisdom Ngwira -MANA

However, the angry residents calmed their anger after the Vice President cheered the victims who were camping at Livingstonia Synod offices , and encouraged the residents against taking any unlawful action towards the their counterparts.

Speaking during a developmental rally held at Nyungwe Primary School in Karonga on Saturday, Kachali said Malawians have demonstrated that they are God-fearing people by not revenging the ills that their countrymen faced in the foreign land.

“Frankly speaking, the President Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda and myself as your leaders, are equally concerned with the pains that our colleagues had experienced, however, we still appeal to you to maintain your cooperation,” Kachali, adding ,“government  will engage its counterpart to find out what is happening with our colleagues there so that we sort out the mater amicably”.

On the political scene, Kachali, asked the gathering to maintain their support for Peoples Party, saying: “Fellow Malawians, who would wish to go back to the problems we had been facing during the previous regime? Fuel , forex and human rights abuses are now things of the past, even political parties are now free to hold whistle stop tours which could not happen during the DPP regime”, he observed.

Speaking earlier, the party’s Provincial Chairperson for the North, Frank Mwenefumbo asked the people to register during the forth-coming voter and registration exercise to exercise their right to vote.

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