Over 400 malawians stranded in South African camps

As Malawi government thought that it had finished repatriating victims of xenophobic attacks from camps where they were being kept in South Africa, Radio Islam has established that by yesterday the camps had 400 people awaiting help.

Firqatuddawah an Islamic organization operating in South Africa which was working underground helping government in the repatriation process, in an interview with radio Islam said that the number could rise.

According to head of social welfare at the organization Alie Adam, xenophobia is still happening contrary to what is being portrayed by the media as many people have died.

“When we were about to reach Malawi we received reports that 400 malawians had arrived at the camps because they were running away from fresh attacks,” said Adam.

While thanking the state president Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika for his efforts, Adam has urged him to continue helping the remaining Malawians.

When contacted spokesperson of department of disaster management affairs Jeremia Mphande refereed our reporter to Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa whose phone could not be picked.

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