Civil Society Organization in the country has said all is set for Tuesday anti-xenophobic demonstrations to be held in the capital Lilongwe starting from 8am.

One of the right activists Billy Mayaya, who is also one of the organizers has confirmed of the development in an interview with the Press, saying the demonstrators will first converge at Parliament Building round about.

“I can confirm that the demonstrations are on tomorrow start from 8:00am. The demonstrations will be held in solidarity of Malawians who have been victimized in the ongoing xenophobic violence in South Africa,” said Mayaya.

Added Mayaya: “We will meet at parliament roundabout and from there we will march to the city center roundabout then we will go ahead present our petition to the South African high commissioner.”

Speaking in a media briefing on Monday in the capital Lilongwe, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa confirmed the death of two Malawians in the ongoing barbaric violence.

One of the deceased has been identified as Adam Kaunga from Chilipa in Mangochi who has been already laid to rest while the other one is yet to be identified but is believed to be from Mangochi as well.

Nankhumwa also disclosed that the number of Malawians trapped in the violence now has increased from 1030 to 3200 and that government will spend MK195 on the repatriation exercise.

Meanwhile six buses carrying 390 people are expected to arrive today in Blantyre where they will among others are received by Nankhumwa and Minister of Home Affairs Atupele Muluzi.

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