By Emma Zawanda
Racism has no place in Malawian society and should never be tolerated.
That is the message that Members of Parliament unanimously agreed on when the issue was brought to the attention of the National Assembly by Mulanje Bale Legislator Victor Musowa on Thursday.
According to Musowa, Mpingwe Sports Club in Blantyre and Game Haven in Thyolo district are some areas that have been tainted by racism reports with Malawians allegedly being refused entry.
Musowa said the housing industry has also been affected with some land-lords strictly renting space to all except people from the black community.
The lawmaker emphasized that Malawi is a nation that accommodates people of all origins, backgrounds and color.
Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda said government will not condone racism and has since urged the general public to report such cases to authorities.
On his part, Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo warned that racism has negative impact of fueling xenophobia.
He urged Parliament to formulate policies on tackling racism to complement Section 20 of the Constitution which promotes equality and outlaws all forms of discrimination.