Malawians living in South Africa have refused to go back home following a demand from the Malawi government to return awaiting for the xenophobia situation to calm down.
Malawi government called on its citizens in South Africa after receiving reports of fresh attack on foreign nationals in South Africa.
The Government said Malawians who don’t feel safe should go back home temporaly.
But the call by the government has yielded nothing,as many have put their foot down never to return home as xenophobia always comes and go.
Charles Chisi said “If you can promise that if we come there , you will give us jobs of the same salary which we earn here in (South Africa). All of us will come.”
Mdzola Junior said “We go home when we plan to not by force as if we came here by force……..thy will drive chairs all the way from here to Malawi no one will step in one of the buses …..”
Last week local communities in pretoria clashed with foreign nationals when they were protesting against immigrants.
South African Police service (SAPS)confirmed that 136 people have been arrested for having insinuated violence and will appear before court this week.
Meanwhile peace have been restored and no fresh reports have been reported in the last three days.