Fanning SA’s flames of hate
The third major outbreak of xenophobia in 11 years has been fuelled in part by politicians, including some in the government, trying to blame SA’s problems on the influx of foreigners
Twelve people dead and 639 arrested — that was the tally on Monday night following more than a week of xenophobic violence in SA.
Parts of Gauteng were brought to a standstill as angry mobs looted shops and torched cars and buildings. This was despite appeals for calm by former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi — he was shrugged off by hostel dwellers, who sang songs calling for foreigners to go back where they came from...