Malawi: South African Shops Boycotted

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In the wake of a boycott call by the Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA), of South African shops and businesses, major South African outlets like Game, PEP and Shoprite closed shops in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

This despite a seemingly stuttering start in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe earlier in the morning as Shoprite and other shops remained opened before eventually closing later.

Shoprite had only operated until 10:20 AM when the police, shop management and civil society leaders agreed to close it instantaneously for fear of sparking violence.

Before the closure, Kapito and Billy Mayaya were seen hovering inside Shoprite asking people to adhere to the boycott.