Human Rights Activists planning anti-xenophobia demonstrations in Lilongwe have urged the citizenry to join their cause as they will be presenting a petition to the South African Embassy in Lilongwe on Tuesday.
Government spokesperson Kondwani Nankhumwa confirmed Monday morning in Lilongwe that two Malawians are confirmed dead in the rainbow nation following the attacks and further said that Capital Hill requires 50 buses to ferry all victims currently at 3200.
The total repatriation cost currently stands at K195 million.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), lead organizer of the demonstrations, activist Billy Mayaya blamed the South African Government for letting its citizens brutally attack foreigners.
“We have already submitted notification letters to the Police and Lilongwe City Council informing them about the day of demonstrations which is on Tuesday 28, 2014,” said Mayaya
The protesters will on the day submit a petition to the South African Embassy as one way of expressing their anger on the attacks.
“This is not the first time for South Africans to attack foreigners and the South African Government promised that this barbaric act will never happen again. What they need to know is that some of the people have intermarried and in this case they are no longer foreigners but citizens. We are tired of this and we are going to demand for more actions,” said Mayaya.
Meanwhile, six buses carrying 390 people are expected to arrive today in Blantyre where they will among others be received by Nankhumwa and Minister of Home Affairs Atupele Muluzi.
A further five buses are expected into the country Tuesday.
Source : Malawi News Agency