• The brutal death of Emmanuel Sithole

    Shortly before 7am yesterday, Sunday Times journalists were in Alexandra township, near Sandton, speaking to shop owners who had their businesses looted overnight. Children played, people walked the streets, some stopped to gawk at the carnage from the night before. Then this happened ...

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  • Dear President Zuma: A letter from Mozambican writer Mia Couto | Daily Maverick

    Perhaps more than any other neighbouring country, Mozambique paid a high price for the support we gave to the liberation of South Africa. The fragile Mozambican economy was wrecked. For us, Mr President, there was no border, there was no nationality. For centuries Mozambican migrants, miners and peasants worked in neighbouring South Africa under conditions that were not far short of slavery.

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  • Nigerians vow to fight back - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    REUTERS African immigrants carry machetes before being dispersed by police officers in Johannesburg. Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade 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. Durban - A group of Nigerians living in Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban have vowed to defend themselves if attacked by the locals. Solomon Okoro, 31, of the Igbo tribe, said they have been receiving threatening messages but were alert and prepared for any trouble if police are not willing to protect them.

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  • Marli Van Breda discharged, suffers retrograde amnesia

    The teenager (16) is a survivor of a Stellenbosch hacking in which her parents & older brother were killed.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Break Diplomatic Ties With South Africa, Nigerians Tell FG

    The killings of other Africans in South Africa has provoked the anger of Nigerians who want federal government to break diplomatic ties with that country. Hundreds of Africans residing in South Africa were said to have been killed and their property looted over the flimsy excuse that the foreigners have taken over their jobs. Thousands of Nigerians are living in South Africa and were affected. Some Nigerians have vented their anger on the South Africans who killed their fellow Africans with impunity while their government watch without protecting foreigners.

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  • We are reaping what we sowed - Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma has admitted that the ANC made a mistake by not explaining to South Africans what freedom entails when it came into power in 1994. Addressing the ANC’s stakeholders’ forum against xenophobia at Luthuli House on Monday, Zuma said: “We keep on telling people that the constitution does not allow this. The xenophobic violence which has gripped the country started about two weeks ago in KwaZulu-Natal. Zuma said he was confident if former Nelson Mandela was alive there would still be xenophobic violence.

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  • Taxi driver’s wisdom on target - Sunday Independent

    REUTERS BACKLASH: A group of foreign nationals defend themselves as police get between them and South Africans after a peace march in Durban this week. Johannesburg - Forget the rest of Africa and its business headlines this week; there is a stench of self-hatred in the air, fuelled by yet another surge of attacks directed against fellow Africans in South Africa. My airport shuttle driver helped me come to terms with the looting, the assault and killing of foreign nationals from African countries. KwaZulu-Natal, the tourist mecca of our country, witnessed a surge of Afrophobic violence against children, women and men who should be expecting protection from us.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia - Zim Woman Decapitated

    A Zimbabwean woman, Mrs Naume Garusa (41), has become the latest victim of horrific xenophobic attacks after her body was found with her head decapitated following violent clashes in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Thursday. Speaking at her funeral wake at a relative's home in Mufakose, Harare, her son Brain Garusa, who is a student at the University of Zimbabwe, said he was shocked to receive reports of his mother's death just two days after talking to her on her mobile phone. Mr Emmanuel Mhondiwa, who is brother to the deceased, said the family was devastated with the manner in which Mrs Garusa lost her life after working in South Africa for more than 12 years. When we started seeing images of xenophobic attacks on television we never imagined that our own flesh and blood could soon be a victim," said Mr Mhondiwa.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    On Friday, officials of the newly elected Nigerian government handed a memorandum to the South African high commission in that country, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers - or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, news network eNCA reports. This will be of particular concern to MTN as Nigeria is the cellular giant's largest market, responsible for a third of its revenue for the year to December. On Friday, Chris Moroleng, MTN's head of corporate affairs, said none of its staff had been threatened. Other companies with exposure to Nigeria - including Standard Bank, Nedbank, Shoprite, Sun International, Old Mutual, Naspers's MultiC hoice and Massmart - may yet feel the sting of this threat.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Nigeria Spent U.S.$61 Billion to Free S'africa - African Standard

    The 21 days of violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa have drawn global outrage and condemnation in the strongest terms. Ironically, this is the same South Africa and other Southern African states that Nigeria spent $61 billion to free from apartheid. At least the Africa Standard Newspaper acknowledged this much when it published a banner headline in one of its edition: "Revealed! The latest was by Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who warned on Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

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  • Home affairs dept reviews security systems

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba emphasised the importance of regulating immigration in the country.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Dear South Africans, Blame Your Leaders, Not Foreigners

    There are various video clips circulating on social media networks of the xenophobic attacks going on in the former apartheid country, South Africa. While I was "reading up" on these attacks, the video clips became viral on social media networks. Many of these stories were told by African brothers and sisters who had, out of fear for their lives, taken early exits from the country. Being a "student" of social media network, I realised very early that hackers and scammers do use video clips to get access to users' most personal details.

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  • R118m to be spent on immigration inspectors

    Home Affairs wants to clamp down on companies & individuals employing foreigners without working visas.

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  • Why they become a jihadi bride - City Press

    The reasons Western teenagers become jihadi brides became less academic for South Africans this month when a 15-year-old Cape Town girl was hauled off a flight bound for Saudi Arabia. The girl, whose parents are from Kenya, allegedly planned to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), also known as the Islamic State. It’s still unclear how the Islamic State is able to lure young women from wealthier and more permissive societies to become jihadi brides – the extremist group has gained a reputation for brutality so unrivalled, it has been disavowed by the al-Qaeda terror group. According to the New York Times, an estimated 550 Western women have travelled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State.

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  • 'Mourinho's plan worked very well against United'

    Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini was instrumental in United’s run of six successive victories leading up to the game at Stamford Bridge and manager Mourinho decided to tinker with his side in order to deal with the Belgian’s threat. Instead of picking Fabregas in the holding role with Nemanja Matic, Chelsea pushed the Spaniard further forward and brought young French defender Kurt Zouma into the side alongside the big Serb.

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  • How Zille was pushed - City Press

    DA leader Helen Zille’s final decision to step down from the party leadership was a sudden and tearful one, and her hand was forced. Hill-Lewis was conflicted. There they made a list of the pros and cons of Zille staying on as party leader – she referred to this list when she made her announcement on Sunday. Another consideration was the fact that DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip would be running as the party’s federal chair at next month’s elections against one of the party’s current deputy federal chairpersons and MP, Makashule Gana, and Western Cape member of the provincial legislature (MPL) Masizole Mnqasela.

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  • Report reveals ‘brains behind IS’ - World News | IOL News

    AFP Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sits in court as his trial resumed in Baghdad in 2006. Berlin - An ex-intelligence officer under the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was “the strategic head” behind the Islamic State group and drew up the blueprints for the jihadists' capture of northern Syria, German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday. Former colonel Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi, who was better known as Haji Bakr and was killed by Syrian rebels in January 2014, “had been secretly pulling the strings at IS for years”, according to the magazine. The weekly said it had been given exclusive access to 31 documents by Bakr, including handwritten lists and charts, after lengthy negotiations with a rebel group in Aleppo, northern Syria, which came in possession of the pages after IS fled the area.

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  • Malema takes anti-xenophobia campaign to Alexandra - City Press

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is expected to visit Alexandra today where he will embark on a campaign against xenophobic violence. The EFF will do door-to-door visits and host community meetings to tell people that attacking foreign nationals was not the solution to social and economic problems, the party said. Malema was expected to be at the women’s hostel on 4th Avenue in Alexandra at 4pm.

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  • Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just emerged from a night of violent unrest, as had townships around South Africa. In Soweto on Friday night, metro police rescued two South Africans apprehended by locals as they tried to break into a Pakistani-owned shop.

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  • Nigeria: Mysterious Disease Kills Patients Within 24 in Nigeria

    A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said. "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," the government spokesman for Ondo state, Kayode Akinmade, told AFP news agency on Saturday. The disease, whose symptoms include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within 24 hours of their falling ill, he said. The World Health Organisation said it had information on 14 cases with at least 12 dead.

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