Mutharika threatens to deport racist foreigners

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President Peter Mutharika has warned foreigners that they will be kicked out of the country if found racially abusing Malawians.

He was speaking in Rumphi today when he laid a foundation for the 10km of Nyika-Nthalire Road at Bolero.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: I am tired of people abusing us

Mutharika cited a recent incident in which a foreign national Mike Harper called a Malawian domestic worker a slave.

The president said he is tired of foreigners abusing Malawians and will not hesitate to expel any foreign national found mistreating locals.

“I know there are a lot of foreigners in this country and in a number of companies such as banks, hotels and lodges where Malawians are abused and called names. I want the Ministry to give me names and when I get those names… they will be out of this country.

“And they will never come back to Malawi, that I promise. I am tired of people abusing us, we are human beings too and there is no person more superior to another person. So they better stop. This is the last warning I am giving,” Mutharika said.

Earlier this month, an expatriate Mike Harper racially made racist comments on a Facebook Group for expatriates.

One foreign national who is leaving Malawi wrote a post on the group praising her maid who is staying behind and recommending the maid to prospective employers.

In response to the post Harper said: “Hey why don’t you take your slave with you? Just a thought.”
Last year, a German national who was a manager for a firm constructing a road in Malawi was deported from the country after calling a Malawian a monkey.

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