President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and South Africa ambassador Prince Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcawu at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe

While the wounds of the xenophobic attacks are still fresh, President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika Thursday received letters of credence from the new High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Malawi, His Excellency Prince Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcawu at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

About 75 of the Malawians displaced by recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa were returned home. Malawi’s government repatriated them, after they spent weeks at a guarded camp in Johannesburg.  Some say they will never go back to South Africa.  Others are not so sure.

The Malawi Red Cross Society, which provided temporary shelters for the repatriated victims, says it will continue to assist them as they reintegrate into Malawian society.

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