Racism allegation causes a stir in Parliament

Members of Parliament on Thursday morning were up in arms against increasing cases of alleged racial discrimination in the country.

The issue was bought in the August house by Mulanje Bale legislator Victor Musowa who told the house that Malawians of Asian origin are discriminating Malawi.

Musowa said he has gathered that owners of places such as Mpingwe Sports Club, Game Haven at Bvumbwe in Thyolo among others places are denying Malawians from visiting their places.

He also brought to the attention of the house that at Mandala in Blantyre a house is being advertised for rent strictly for non-blacks.

Musowa also highlighted that Malawians working for non-Malawians are also facing untold challenges in their work places.

“Our people are dying silence, it’s time to create a country good for our children. This house must condemn this in all strongest terms, this is our country and we cannot afford to stay silent,” Musowa said.

“The ministry of home land security must do sometime even if it means deporting some of foreigners.”

But homeland security minister Richard Chimwendo Banda said his ministry had inquired from Mpingwe sports club and they were told that a black couple that was sent back was not a member of the club which has over 500 membership.

He however said the ministry will fight to ensure Malawians are protected from racial discrimination.

“Section 20 of constitution Malawi speaks highly against discrimination of all forms. As government we will not tolerate discrimination in this country and be assured that we will collect this,” Chimwendo Banda said.

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