• Listen to exactly what King Goodwill Zwelithini said about foreigners

    Zulu King Zwelithini was recorded saying that foreigners must pack up and leave the country. Many believe this is what has fuelled the xenophobic attacks across South Africa. This audio is in Zulu, with English subtitles.

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  • Nigeria: Youth Protest South Africa's Xenophobia

    Nigerian youth, under the aegis of ‎Concerned Nigerians against Xenophobia, on Thursday threatened to ‎picket South African companies in Nigeria if the ‎xenophobic attacks in South Africa‎ is not stopped. At a peaceful protest at the South African Embassy in Lagos on Thursday, ‎the leader of the youth, Segun Tomori, described the attacks as uncalled for stressing that Nigeria and other African countries assisted the country during the apartheid. "We are showing our dissatisfaction with the way our brothers and sisters are being treated in South Africa and we mean other Africans when we say our brothers and sisters," Mr. Tomori told PREMIUM TIMES.

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  • Xenophobia attacks: concerns rise over reprisal attacks in African countries

    Concerns are now being raised about reprisal attacks in other African countries in response to the xenophobic violence in South Africa. In Mozambique, there were reports that cars with South African registration plates were being stoned and trucks exporting goods grounded. Text messages have also apparently been circulating in that country warning citizens about violence in South Africa. In Zimbabwe, a student leader called on youths to retaliate by attacking South African businesses operating there.

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  • Africa strikes back

    Mozambicans, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Somalis and Congolese nationals have borne the brunt of xenophobic violence, which broke out in Durban three weeks ago before spreading to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. The South African high commissioner to Malawi was summoned yesterday to a meeting by that country's ministry of foreign affairs, concerned about the safety of its nationals in South Africa. International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete confirmed the meeting and said African ambassadors would meet today to voice their concerns. Sasol spokesman Alex Anderson said work had stopped at its gas plant in Inhambane, Mozambique after fears that South African staff would be attacked.

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  • Foreigners: We are ashamed of South Africans

    As the country remains on tenterhooks amid a wave of xenophobic violence, foreigners have told Eyewitness News they’re ashamed of South Africans. While some foreigners in Jeppestown say they are bracing for another night of violence, others have started repairing the damage to their homes and businesses. Police have fired rubber bullets throughout the day to disperse crowds. It remains tense in the area as foreign nationals prepare to safeguard their belongings before night falls.

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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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  • Nigeria: Why I Conceded Defeat to Buhari - Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy. President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015. President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. President Jonathan was responding to remarks by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denis Guaer, who commended him for setting a record of humility, patriotism and courage in safeguarding the democratic process in Nigeria and Africa for which he will always be remembered.

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  • SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS South African police encourage a group of foreign nationals to move back to their homes after a peace march in Durban on April 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started two weeks ago in Durban. Maputo - South Africans working in Mozambique on Thursday faced threats of reprisals in retaliation for the pogroms against foreign workers in Durban - but in the event no violence occurred. Mozambican workers at the natural gas treatment facilities of the South African company Sasol, in Inhambane province, demanded the removal of the 250 South Africans working there.

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  • Nicki Minaj is engaged

    Nicki Minaj has got engaged to Meek Mill after two months of dating.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reps Vow to Invoke Laws to Frustrate S/African Interests

    The House of Representatives yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The lawmakers also vowed to invoke relevant business laws to frustrate South African concerns in Nigeria.

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  • It is your fault - Malema tells Zuma

    Opposition parties have torn into President Jacob Zuma, his son and the ruling ANC Thursday, blaming them for the xenophobic violence currently gripping KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country. “We can’t just go round and round listening to the views of one group,” Mbete said. Zuma, then allowed to proceed with his prepared speech, offered Parliament insight into government’s plans to help quell the volatile situation, including strengthening border control.

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  • ‘If I die here my parents will have a heart attack’ - City Press

    President Jacob Zuma has been accused of not protecting foreigners. A group of foreigners in Ekurhuleni have lashed out at the South African government, accusing it of failing to protect them against xenophobic attacks. An angry Amos Madhudhu said: “President Jacob Zuma has failed us. The Zimbabwean, who came to South Africa in January, said rumours that an attack was imminent started spreading last night.

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  • Khune charged by the PSL | The New Age Online

    The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee has charged Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with making improper statements and bringing the league and SAFA into disrepute following his comments on social media. Khune will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on the 23rd of April to state his case before the committee panel. This comes after Khune took to twitter to lambaste match officials after being red carded in a match against Amazulu. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has also been charged with contravening Rules 51 and 53 of the NSL after he attended post match press conference, despite being ordered from the field of play during the game by the referee.

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  • SARS could be handing Julius Malema a golden chalice

    IT WAS not without a sense of irony that the nation watched on Saturday as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chairman Dali Mpofu announced the expulsion of four members for a number of transgressions they allegedly committed. It was barely three years ago that Mpofu and EFF leader Julius Malema were on the other side of such a disciplinary process. While the three — Andile Mngxitama, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala and Mpho Ramakatsa — are relative political lightweights, it was a route the party did not initially want to pursue, particularly against the talented Mngxitama. The trio, along with former members Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie — who went on to form their own political party, the Patriotic Alliance, which was a nonstarter in last year’s elections — have been campaigning against the leadership of the EFF ever since its National People’s Assembly.

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  • ‘Lil Wayne threatened to kill me’ - IOL Tonight

    Lil Wayne's bus driver has accused the rapper of trying to kill him. Mark Jones has filed a lawsuit against the 'Lollipop' hitmaker - who hired him to work on his summer tour last year - in which he claims the star became "irate" when he pulled over to refuel on their way to Buffalo, New York, at around 11.30pm and left him feeling so scared, he decided to keep driving and not stop for gas. While Wayne is the subject of the lawsuit, earlier this year he filed a case of his own when he sued record label Cash Money for $51 million, whose CEO is fellow rapper Birdman, claiming they owe him millions of dollars for his upcoming album 'Tha Carter V'. As a result of the alleged withholding of funds, Wayne also sought to leave the record label and be declared joint copyright holder for everything released on his Cash Money imprint, Young Money, which includes Nicki Minaj and Drake recordings.

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  • Rhodes’s role in starting UCT traced

    Prof Howard Phillips‚ an emeritus professor of history at the University of Cape Town (UCT)‚ says Cecil John Rhodes did not directly donate the prime land on which the institution stands. Prof Phillips‚ who has written a history of UCT from 1918 to 1948‚ says Rhodes wanted the land on his Groote Schuur Estate to be used for a South African university that would be established to serve the country-to-be. Eventually the SA College in Orange Street offered to take the money and land‚ and move to the Groote Schuur Estate‚ where it would become a university in its own right.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attack - Recall Ambassador Reps Tell Jonathan

    The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently recall the Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa for further consultations in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks that has led to the death of 10 Nigerians in that country. The South Africans claim that black migrants from other African countries are taking all the jobs available in their country, leaving the citizens jobless, and slowly taking over their economy. The call followed a motion of urgent public importance brought before it by Abike Dabire, who lamented the predicament being face by Nigerians in South Africa.

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  • How quickly we forget our rough history

    IN EARLY 2007, when the chattering classes still thought that Jacob Zuma couldn’t possibly become the president and all sorts of people were still in the race, I wrote a rude column about Tokyo Sexwale. Do we really want a homegrown version of Silvio Berlusconi, I asked; a billionaire who buys his way to the presidency by acquiring allies with his cheque book? Because I was white and Sexwale black and these were the dying days of a honeymoon in which the African National Congress (ANC) still had to be broached with a modicum of respect. No one need be nice about the ANC anymore.

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  • Gerrie Nel’s home checked for bomb

    The home of paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, was cleared on Wednesday after a bomb scare was reported. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi confirmed the scare, but could not provide further details, Rekord East reported. “I can confirm that there was a bomb scare at his home. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said nothing was found.

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  • Xenophobia: SA companies operating in rest of Africa ‘may be at risk of reprisal attacks’

    MINISTER in the Presidency Jeff Radebe warned on Friday that South African companies trading in other African countries could be at risk as a result of the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in recent weeks. This came within hours of President Jacob Zuma taking the unusual step on Thursday of making a special statement to the National Assembly condemning the violence. Mr Radebe would not be drawn on what intelligence was used as the basis for the statement that South African companies were possibly at risk of reprisal attacks.

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