Friday, 24 April 2015

South African shops in Malawi shut amid anti-xenophobia protests

Foreign men from Malawi queue to board buses from a camp for those affected by anti-immigrant violence in Chatsworth north of Durban, April 18, 2015.
Image by: REUTERS

This is according to Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) boss, John Kapito who said "it will help show South Africans that people depend on one another across the global and the continent."
He said the shop owners of Pep, Game and Shoprite have been tipped to close the shops on Friday.
“We have ordered them to remain closed for the day because we are avoiding scenes which you and I don’t want to happen. The demos will be characterised by protests against the attacks on foreigners out there.”

However government says demos and boycotting South African shops will not in any way help cool down the situation in South Africa.
Speaking in an interview Malawi Information Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa believes dialogue will be of paramount importance for the two governments as well as others in the region to bring an end to the attacks.

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