• Did TB Joshua predict the xenophobic attacks?

    In the wake of the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in parts of South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, it has emerged that controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua may have predicted the attacks. According to his official Facebook page, Joshua gave a prophetic warning to South Africa about a serious revolt led by young people, which would result in the loss of lives at his congregation in July last year. In a video where Joshua is seen sharing his prophecy, he urges his congregation to pray for South Africa because he sees a youth revolt in the country. Revolt in South Africa,” Joshua says.

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  • King Goodwill Zwelithini calls imbizo of traditional leaders to curb xenophobia

    KWAZULU-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has announced that King Goodwill Zwelithini has called an imbizo of traditional leaders for Monday. King Zwelithini is expected to use the meeting to stop the rising tide of xenophobia following his statement that foreigners should leave the country and that they were "lice". Commentators have attributed the latest spate of xenophobic violence‚ concentrated in Durban and Pietermaritzburg‚ to the remarks‚ which have been cited by several of those involved in the attacks. South African police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade on Friday to disperse a gang of African immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district of east Johannesburg, a Reuters photographer said.

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  • Mugabe blamed for xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans living in South Africa

    Firebrand Zimbabwean female war veteran and former Zanu PF MP Margaret Dongo has blamed the horrific xenophobic attacks in South Africa on President Robert Mugabe's and Zanu PF's

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attacks - President-Elect Supports FG's Steps

    The President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday expressed full support to the steps taken by the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from xenophobic attacks in South Africa. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, Director Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, in Abuja. "Nigeria's Head of Mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in South Africa to close their shops, stay at home and keep out of trouble. "Nigerians in South Africa should obey the laws of their host country," the statement quoted Buhari as saying.

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  • Xenophobia: ‘payback’ threats issued - IOL News

     Cape Town - African-based terror groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab’s threats to attack South Africans in retaliation for xenophobic violence should not be taken lightly. Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks, president of the Cape Town-based Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), who said at its Crawford headquarters that “we should not be naive”. A number of Nigerian media outlets reported late this week that Boko Haram “gives South Africa 24 hours to end xenophobic attacks, or face bombing”.

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  • Xenophobic attacks: Another night of looting & rubber bullets

    Two arrests were made as locals in Jeppestown, Malvern & the Johannesburg CBD battled with police last night.

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  • KZN foreigners demand repatriation from Zuma

    More than 1,000 foreigners told Jacob Zuma that they want to go back to their countries of origin soon. President Jacob Zuma addresses foreign nationals in Durban after he cancelled his visit to Indonesia in order to attend to the matter on 18 April 2015.

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  • Mozambique: Mozambican Workers Expel South Africans

    Mozambican workers in Inhambane and Tete province have retaliated against the wave of anti-foreigner riots in South Africa by attempting to expel South African workers from the country. At Temane, in Inhambane, demonstrators demanded that South African workers leave the natural gas processing plant operated by the South African petro-chemical giant Sasol. Protestors interviewed by reporters said that, if Mozambicans were not welcome in South Africa, then neither should South Africans be welcome in Mozambique.

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  • 30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times ...

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  • 28 Little Reminders That Fashion Peaked In 2004

    And we've never been so stylish since.

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  • Watch: Malema puts the blame for xenophobic attacks on Zuma

    In Julius Malema's address to parliament on Thursday, he attributed the current xenophobic violence to the results of the teachings of President Jacob Zuma and claims that the president should bear the responsibility thereof. Posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Africa: A Response to Afrophobia - #boycott South Africa

    Author ZUKISWA WANNER is tired of crying in helplessness every time attacks against foreign nationals erupt. She wants our government to act - and suggests the way to force action is to #boycottSouthAfrica

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  • De Kock appears in public – at last - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Eugene de Kock appeared in public for the first time in years when a judge ordered the State to bring him to court. Pretoria - Eugene de Kock appeared in public for the first time in years when a judge ordered the State to bring him to court on Friday. The former commander of the Vlakplaas police hit squad, who spent nearly two decades in jail, turned up in the Pretoria High Court in jeans, a checked shirt and his trademark glasses, looking a little older but still recognisable. De Kock’s lawyers, attorney Julian Knight and advocate Roelof du Plessis SC, had brought an urgent application to the Pretoria High Court, calling for the court to order the State to produce De Kock, as they have been unable to consult with him or clarify his situation of still being in State custody since Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha announced on January 30 that he was being granted parole.

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  • 2 shot dead in volatile Jeppestown

    The area has been a hotspot for xenophobic attacks and the looting of both local and foreign owned shops. Two South Africans have been killed in a hostel in Jeppestown during the xenophobic attacks on 18 April 2015.

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  • South Africans weigh in on Rich Kids

    Last night was the first episode of Rich Kids. The new reality TV show promises to give South Africans a glimpse into the life of a rich kid. It’s an invitation to the gated communities they live in and an all access ride into the wealthy childrens lives. The first Rich Kid we saw is Nape, who took us on a date with his girlfriend, Kim.

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  • Patricia de Lille elected as the new leader of the DA in the Western Cape

    CAPE Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been elected as the new leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape. Ms de Lille, who was favourite to win from the moment she announced her availability for the position earlier this year, defeated former Western Cape police commissioner and community safety MEC Lennit Max. Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela was elected deputy provincial leader. More than 1,100 Western Cape delegates attended the party’s elective conference on Saturday at HIS People church in Goodwood. The Western Cape is the DA’s power base and the only province the party governs.

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  • Gauteng steps up school security amid fears of xenophobic violence - City Press

    The Gauteng education department will step up security at schools with high enrolment of foreign pupils amid fears that they may be attacked as xenophobic violence rages on. There were reports earlier this week that parents, especially in Durban, have been preventing their children from going to school fearing for their lives. The same fears moved to Johannesburg where several incidents of xenophobic violence were reported this week. Meanwhile, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said foreign parents can send their children to schools in the province without any apprehension.

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  • Mugabe ‘disgusted’ by xenophobic attacks - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday expressed shock and disgust at attacks on foreigners in South Africa and said his government was working to bring back home affected Zimbabwean citizens. At least four people have been killed in a wave of xenophobic violence in SA that started two weeks ago in Durban and spread to Johannesburg. Mugabe said during a speech at a football stadium in Harare to mark 35 years of Zimbabwe's independence that all Africans in SA should be treated with dignity. “I would want now to express our sense of shock, disgust as we abhor the incidences which happened in Durban,” Mugabe said.

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  • Rhodes hasn't fallen, his legacy stands

    Cecil John Rhodes has fallen. The University of Cape Town is arguably the largest statue of Cecil John Rhodes on display, whether the students like it or not. What cannot be erased though is that the land on which the university was built was designated by Rhodes. Maybe the destruction of the university or its evacuation from Rhodes's designated area could save the students from his haunting ghost.

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