Xenophobic attacks

  • Africa & World

    Xenophobic tensions surge in SA with rising unemployment

    AS the coronavirus outbreak has slammed the South African economy and pushed unemployment to a 17-year high, it’s awakened a recurrent social demon: xenophobia. Anti-immigrant groups have staged demonstrations in recent months in Johannesburg, the biggest city, and in Pretoria, the capital, demanding the mass deportation of foreigners. The provincial government of Gauteng, the nation’s economic hub, wants to pass…

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    South African police requests army to help deal with attacks on trucks

    POLICE in South Africa have asked the army in the country to help them curb a rapidly escalating series of attacks on truckers on one of the region’s major road arteries. There have been numerous attacks on trucks along the key road linking greater Johannesburg and Durban, on South Africa’s south-eastern Indian Ocean coastline. In the last week alone, over…

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    Catholic Bishops call on South Africans to end torching of trucks

    By SACBC THE South African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission strongly condemns the recent torching of trucks and violent assault on foreign drivers. As the truck drivers foundation (ATDF) has denied any involvement in the arson attacks, and given that nobody has taken direct responsibility for the attacks, we call on the government intelligence to urgently investigate who is…

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