Xenophobic Attacks spark South African response
Written by Adekoya on March 31, 2019
South Africa’s foreign minister has called for an urgent meeting with ambassadors following attacks against foreigners in Durban.
Report says three people died amid protests targeting shops, many of which are foreign-owned.
Also about fifty people sought shelter at a police station when a group of unemployed South Africans forced them out of their homes in the night.
The minister of international relations and co-operation, Lindiwe Sisulu, urged the police to act against people targeting foreigners.
she stated that all criminal activities and looting of properties of foreign nationals will not be tolerated‚ and the police and other law-enforcement agencies must act without fear or favour
She has organised a meeting with African diplomats on Monday
Xenophobia against migrants from other African countries is not new in South Africa.
In 2015 unrest in the cities of Johannesburg and Durban claimed seven lives as immigrants were hunted down and attacked by gangs.