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Malawi Embassy in South Africa has condemned the increased violence against its citizens who are based in the country.

This follows the death of Charles Jimmy Makako who was stabbed by his South African wife (name withheld) after picking a quarrel over family matters.

According to eye witnesses Makako was stabbed three times by his wife and his in-law on January 4th 2014 when they disagreed over financial issues. The wife is said to have demanded additional child maintenance fee which the deceased deemed too much.

Speaking in an interview, Malawi Ambassador Stella Ndau said she was concerned with the increase of such incidences. Ndau also complained to the South Africa government and the police to put measures in place to curb such malpractice.

Speaking in a separate interview a Mr Bengo from the South Africa National Prosecution Authority said they are ready to oppose any bail application for the suspect so that it should be as a lesson to other perpetrators.

The suspects are expected to appear in court tomorrow Thursday January 16 2014 for a possible bail application.

Malawi Embassy staff are expected to attend the court hearing in order to make a proper follow up on the matter.

Meanwhile the deceased child is in custody of Malawi Embassy as both the wife and his brother are behind bars.

Thawel Makawa a brother to the deceased described the death as a big loss to the family.

“This is a huge loss not only to the family and Malawi as a nation but also to South Africa as a country. We will miss his hard work and skills that contributed significantly to the development of that country’’ he said amid sobs.

Makawa born in January 10, 1976 hailed from Nzandu village T/A Nsabwe in Thyolo his remains were laid to rest on Sunday January 12, 2014.


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