• 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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  • Senzo’s father speaks out - City Press

    Samuel Meyiwa is a man desperate for the truth. Six months after the murder of his son, former Bafana goalkeeper Senzo, he has lashed out at the police officers who are investigating the case, and at Senzo’s best friend, Tumelo Madlala. Every time, when I ask them how far they are with the investigations, I’m told they are still busy with investigations. The person Meyiwa believes holds the answers is Madlala, who was one of seven people with Senzo at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus the night he was killed.

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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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  • Find out who is behind SA xenophobic attacks - Cape Times

    Everything should be done to unearth those who are behind xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza said today. “We should go to the Constitutional Court if it comes to that. “There is no place for xenophobia in South Africa. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Sunday told reporters in Pretoria that more than 300 people had been arrested in relation to widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting.

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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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  • Foreigners turn their backs on government

    Almost 600 Zimbabweans yesterday packed up what remained of their lives here and crammed into nine buses parked on a soccer field in Chatsworth, Durban. Ronald Dandavare desperately wanted to get on one of those buses. "He [President Jacob Zuma] says we will be safe, but it's not safe for us. Since Friday, the South African and other governments in Africa have hired buses to repatriate hundreds of people displaced in three weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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  • Pictures of Sithole’s killing ‘make us look bad’: Zuma

    Jacob Zuma on Monday took issue with the publication of images of a dying Emmanuel Sithole. Sunday Times photographer James Oatway’s chronicle of the stabbing death of the Mozambican vendor in Alexandra on Saturday was apparently raised by the president during Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo against xenophobia on Monday morning. Geoffrey York‚ a journalist for the Globe and Mail covering the gathering at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium‚ tweeted that “incredibly‚ Zuma now attacking Sunday Times for photo of brutal murder of Mozambican man. York followed this post with: “Zuma’s main conclusion from brazen murder of Mozambican man: media should be ‘patriotic’ and not publish it.

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  • Gallery: Do you recognise Emmanuel Sithole's killers?

    Gauteng police are offering a reward of up to R100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who killed Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole, 35, in Alexandra, Johannesburg on Saturday. Three suspects have been arrested. Police searching for a 4th. Anyone with information can call Crime Stop 0860-010-111.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    SOUTH African companies with operations north of the border are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence, blamed on remarks by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. 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.

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  • AfricaCheck: Are foreigners ‘stealing jobs’ in South Africa? | Daily Maverick

    With every outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa, the refrain is the same. “The kwerekwere are stealing our jobs,” people say. The claim that “foreigners” are taking jobs from South Africans“ is an argument that is always made”, says Professor Loren Landau, director of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at Wits University.

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  • 29 Photos That Prove Punctuation Is VERY Important

    Remember: commas are your friends.

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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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  • 17 Things You Learn After Living With Someone For A Year

    Everyone has weird food habits, and some people think totally normal habits like sprinkling sugar on your peanut butter and toast is weird. If they don’t share condiments they’re probably fundamentally evil.

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  • EFF man shot ahead of Malema’s address in Alexandra

    FIVE gun shots were fired around 5pm on Monday just outside the Madala Hostel in Alexandra township, a walking distance from where the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema was due to speak. A man in EFF regalia was shot in the leg and rushed to hospital. A resident told Business Day that Madala hostel was a no-go area even for the police. Also in Alexandra, on Saturday a Sunday Times photographer captured three South African men killing a Mozambican man, Emmanuel Sithole.

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    Wear the heel, don't let it wear you.

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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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  • Nkandla sparked xenophobic attacks - Vavi

    Fired Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi yesterday blamed the costs of security upgrades at Nkandla, cheap migrant labour and scarce jobs for the ongoing attacks on foreign nationals. Speaking at Emmanuel Ministries in Klerksdorp, Vavi said the violent attacks could have been prevented “if a person did not take taxpayers’ money to build himself a private home worth R250 million”. After making this obvious reference to President Jacob Zuma’s private residence at Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal, Vavi also pointed a finger at big business, which he said took advantage of desperate foreigners.

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