A second group of Malawians rendered homeless in South Africa in the ongoing xenophobic violence arrived in the country on Friday through Mwanza border.

The returnees who were 538 in total were welcomed at Kamuzu Stadium by Minister of information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Atupele Muluzu who was flanked by Deputy Director in the Department of Disaster Management.

The group comprises of Men, Women and Children.

Speaking to the Press, one of the returnees identified as Amon Jimmy who hails in Mzuzu, the Northern City of Malawi hailed the government for its effort to repatriate the barbaric victims.

“Am so grateful to government for bring us home and I urged government to do the same to our fellow friends who suffering in South Africa,” said Jimmy.

When asked as to whether he is having any plans of return to South Africa once the current xenophobic violence is quelled down, Jimmy vowed not to go back.

On his part, Nankhumwa promised the xenophobic victims that the government will do whatever it to repatriate the remaining Malawians.

Earlier in the day, concerned Malawians led by Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) John Kapito and Human Rights Activist Billy Mayaya closed shops owned by South Africans to show their anger in what they called ‘Black Friday’.

Meanwhile South African envoy to Malawi Cassandra Mbuyane has condemned the xenophobic violence and she called for immediate action on the perpetrators.

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