Malawi Government is urging Malawians living in South Africa to return back home amid fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Rejoice Shumba, spokesperson for the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, told state owned radio stations in Malawi that the government has received information from the Malawi mission in South Africans have started attacking foreign nationals.
“Those who can make it back home should do so,” said Shumba.
Although there are no reports of attacks on Malawians so far, she said the Malawians need to be in safe places.
“It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that its citizens are protected and it is the responsibility of every person to ensure his or her own safety,” she said.
Shumba added that reports her government is receiving says South Africans are calling on Jacob Zuma to tell foreign nationals to leave the country.
She also said Malawi embassy in South Africa is ready to help Malawians who would like return home.
Unconfirmed reports says South Africans in Pretoria west will hold a mass protest against foreign nationals on the 24 th of this Month.