NGOs march against Xenophobia attacks

Written by  Sam Phiri

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Malawi have given South African government 48 hours to end xenophobia attack to foreigners or else people will have no choice but to call a boycott of South African products and business operating in the country.

Malawians march against xenophobia attacks in Lilongwe Malawians march against xenophobia attacks in Lilongwe

Some of the companies from South African operating in Malawi include Game Stores, Pep, Standard Bank and South African Airlines.

Speaking when presenting petition to S African High commission after peaceful demonstration the CSO demanded that S African government should investigate and take action against Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Edward Zuma and Minister of Development who incited the attack.

CHRR Executive Director Timothy Mtambo, who led the demonstration, urged South government to be proactive and protect rights of all people living there.

The CSO also want thoroughly investigate the xenophobic attacks and hold those responsible and accountable.

Demonstration started at Parliament Building roundabout at and proceed down Presidential Way to and proceed to deliver a petition at the South African High Commission

Receiving the petition, representative of South African High Commission Kassandra Mbuyane Mokoene promised to address the concerns raised in the petition

Two Malawians were reported dead and a total of 3,200 have been affected by the attacks living them without property and travel documents.

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