White couple's attitude after their dogs maul watchman triggers anger in Malawi

12:20, July 25, 2010      

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The Malawi government and the civil society have said that they strongly condemned the attitude of a Lilongwe-based white couple Dean and Helen van Schalhwal who, after their five bull dogs severely mauled the couple's 72-year old watchman and nearly killed him, (the couple) asked the doctors treating the victim to test him for HIV for fear that he might have infected their dogs.

The government officials' and the civil society's condemnation followed Malawi president Bingu Mutharika's strong warning to the white couple last Friday, saying he does not have room for such foreigners in Malawi.

"I'll never allow that the people of this country should be treated worse than dogs. I don't have room for the whites or any nationals of whatever status who inflict pain of any nature to the people of this country. Malawi is for the blacks and it's for Malawians. I'll start to sort out the foreigners of such attitude one by one. Malawi is not a playfield for racism," Mutharika was quoted by local media as saying at Lilongwe International airport before leaving for Uganda on Friday.

Dean and Helen van Schalhwal, who claim to be of South African national, own a fleet of trucks in Lilongwe. On July 14 the van Schalhwals' five vicious bull dogs bit the couple's local watchman, Samson Chamdima, 72, completely biting off his upper lip, his left ear, tearing his calf muscles and tore his belly in the process, local media reported.


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