Rabat — International relations & co-operation minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the SA Police Service are to hold a second emergency meeting with African ambassadors on Friday after a new spate of attacks on foreign nationals. Sisulu said at a media briefing on Monday — which followed an urgent meeting with the diplomatic corps in Pretoria — that the government had worked on a plan to respond to the attacks, and that they would meet again to discuss them. While SA’s leaders maintain that the attacks, which led to about 300 people being displaced in KwaZulu-Natal, are acts of criminality, the Democratic Republic of Congo ambassador Bene M’poko said at the media briefing that it was important to distinguish between criminality and xenophobia. The comments came as President Cyril Ramaphosa said  in a statement on Monday that “criminals” hurt the country’s development. As the attacks on foreign nationals resurge in SA, Pope Francis used a visit to North Africa to plead against “theatre...

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