It is very sad and unfortunate when one hears and note the recent development of the deliberate attacks on immigrant Africans in their host country – South Africa.
At least five people have died in attacks on foreigners in recent weeks. Shops and foreign owned businesses has been looted with properties damaged or burnt down to ashes in the case of vehicles etc. This is however not the first time that such xenophobic attacks had taken place in South Africa.
What has ignited these recent attacks?
It is widely believed and alleged that a Zulu King by the name Godwill Zwelithi’s utterances on March 23rd launched this spate of xenophobic attacks.
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Whilst it is true that there must have been a long and an ongoing ‘under current’ feelings and tension over the perception that these foreigners are taking up jobs and opportunities meant for indigenous people, when our so called leaders or people in authority articulate such sentiments or incite violence on such proportions directly or indirectly is quite unfortunate and irresponsible.
His comments has been widely condemned by certain sections of the community but so far he has refused to apologise or indeed retract his unfortunate and inflammatory speech. His admirers and apologists claimed that his speech was misrepresented…really?
Apparently he would soon address the public and clarify the contents of what I now term his ‘infamous speech’.
I am hoping that my facebook brother and pal Kofi Anderson and his family as well as the countless ‘foreigners’ are safe and well. We all keeping you in our thoughts.