First Group of Malawians affected by Xenophobia has arrived in the country
As the first group of Malawians affected by xenophobic attacks arrived in the country yesterday government says is not ready to start discussing with South African government on the malpractice as it is currently working on the repatriation process.
Speaking soon after the arrival of the group at Kamuzu Stadium government spokesperson who is also Information, Tourism and Culture Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said currently government’s focus is to bring the victims back to Malawi.
“Government has increased the number of buses that will be transporting them from 6 to 50 because the number of Malawians affected by xenophobic attacks has increased from 1,050 to 3320,” said Nankhumwa.
The Minister who was accompanied by Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Atupele Muluzi told radio Islam that the repatriates will be kept at Kamuzu stadium and not Kwacha development centre as earlier planned saying the place is yet to be completed.
He thanked Islamic organisations for the assistance they rendered to the victims while in camps in South Africa.
Speaking to this Radio while crying one of the victims said xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa is worse.
“I appeal to government to speed up the process of repatriating the remaining Malawians because they are in trouble,” pleaded the victim.
Meanwhile, civil society organizations in the country say are demonstrating today against the attacks on Malawians and other Africans in South Africa.