Xenophobic attacks continue in South Africa

In April 2015, angry unemployed mob targeted foreigners killing them or looting their property.

Police in Pretoria formed lines to keep apart 500 protesters as tensions rise between some South Africans and migrants from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Pakistan and elsewhere.

These Africans filled the vacuum that was created by fleeing white South Africans and that is why they feel that Nigerians have taken over their jobs.

South African authorities are under fire for allowing an anti-immigrant "march of hatred" to go ahead in Pretoria Friday, just days after a series of violent attacks against Somalis, Nigerians and other foreigners.

Alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked the offices of a South African company in Nigeria's capital Abuja, the department of worldwide relations has said. But President Zuma's condemnation of violence alone will do little to address the root causes of recurring xenophobia in South Africa.

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Law enforcement agencies have intensified a crackdown on illegal immigrants, arresting a total of 63 people who were employed by the Spar supermarkets across the country without documentation. We believe dialogue and public orientation in South Africa will help enlighten their people on the need to see Nigeria as a partner in progress.

"The people of Rosettenville where clear that they were not acting against foreign nationals but against immigrants involved in crime as they would act against South Africans involved in crime".

According to a spokesman for MTN, the protesters stormed its offices and stole phones, vandalised equipment and attacked customers.

"Also, not all foreign nationals in the country are there illegally as many have come to South Africa legally and have contributed to our economy immensely with development skills that we might lack".

She advised Nigerians to be extra cautious as it looks like South African government seems to have no control over these attacks.

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The Nigerian community in South Africa said many of its members suffered injuries and lost valuable property while other Nigerians said they received messages asking them to make payments in order to prevent their homes and businesses from coming under attack.

"We must focus on drug lords and deal with them".

"But the march in Pretoria today, which was also attended by foreign nationals, was an anti-crime not anti-foreigners and we appeal to all the marchers to protest within the confines of the law".

It emerged in Gauteng, some nationals from different African countries including Ethiopians, Somalians, Mozambicans, Malawians, Nigerians, Tanzanians, Zambians and Zimbabweans have joined forces and threatened to mobilise in the event of attacks by South Africans recurring.

Zuma called a meeting with the ministers in the justice, crime prevention and security cluster and directed them to look at further ways to increase the fight against crime as "South Africa simply could not continue to co-exist with crime", the Presidency said.

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Journalist Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, a supporter of the boycott, told IBTimes UK she is refusing to use services provided by South African companies.


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