Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) Executive Director John Kapito has described the protest against South African products held last Friday dubbed ‘Black Friday’ as a success.

Kapito said this on Sunday afternoon during Tiuzeni Zoona programme aired on one of the privately owned radio stations in the country [Zodiak Broadcasting Station].

The protest which targeted Shops like Game Stores, Shoprite and PEP Stores aimed at sending strong message to South Africa’s Government that the ongoing xenophobic violence which has rendered over 3000 Malawians is uncalled for and it must stop.

Kapito who was flanked by Human rights activist in the country Billy Mayaya told Shop owners in the country to shut down their Shops for safety reason.

Although this was the case, some Shoprite shops were open in the capital Lilongwe and it took the intervention of CAMA boss for them to them to close.

In the programme, Kapito hailed all concerned Malawians and South African Shop owners for abiding by the plea to observe the Black Friday and remembers those people who have been traumatized in the barbaric attack.

Kapito also commended the South African envoy to Malawi Casandra Mbuyane for condemning the xenophobic attack.

When asked as to whether it is justifiable for the government to press for compensation as advocated by Malawi Human Rights Commission, Kapito said he is in total support of the call.

So far the government of Malawi has managed to repatriate about 900 Malawians with the latest group being the one that arrived on Friday last week.

Three Malawians have been confirmed dead in the barbaric attack.

Meanwhile government has set aside over MK195 million for the repatriation exercise.

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