• Instigators of xenophobic violence given stern warning - Cape Times

    INLSA FATAL: Sunday Times photographers Kevin Sutherland (left) and James Oatway (right), assisted by a security guard and two nurses from a municipal clinic, place a critically injured Mozambican national, Emmanuel Sithole, into their press car before rushing him off to Edenvale Hospital. A victim of xenophobic violence, Sithole died from a stab wound to the heart after he was attacked by three men in Johannesburg s Alexandra Township. THE government has issued a stern warning to “instigators” of the ongoing xenophobic violence and unrest, while raising concerns about the social media “phenomenon” of people spreading misinformation and photoshopped images purporting to be of the recent attacks on foreigners in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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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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  • 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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  • John 'Shoes' Moshoeu passes on

    Former Bafana Bafana player John “Shoes” Moshoeu passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with stomach cancer. Moshoeu was one of Bafana’s victorious 1996 AFCON squad and was revered by South African football fans who would say “shooooees!”, when he dribbled in the soccer pitch. Born in Soweto, Moshoeu played for the Giant Blackpool before joining Kaizer Chiefs.

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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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  • Xenophobia: Kenmare sends SA staff home - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Police officers take up position to retaliate against a group of Jeppe hostel dwellers who were pelting them with stones. Johannesburg - Kenmare Resources has repatriated 62 South Africans working at its titanium mine in Mozambique for their safety after anti-immigrant attacks back home, the Irish mining firm said on Monday. Kenmare, which has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Irish Stock Exchange, said in a statement it was sending the workers back home temporarily for their safety in case of reprisal attacks. At least seven people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started this month in Durban.

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  • Imbizo crowd told to behave after jeering at ambassadors

    A CROWD of 4,000 people from around KwaZulu-Natal jeered at the Zimbabwean and Nigerian ambassadors to SA during King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo against xenophobia on Monday. Acting MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs and programme director Mike Mabuyakhulu had to urge the crowd to behave and listen to their leaders after they booed when he mentioned that the two ambassadors were at the imbizo. "We are going to Point‚" men from Durban’s Dalton hostel said at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Carrying knobkerries‚ shields and other traditional weapons‚ the men were referring to Durban’s Point Road where foreigners last week took up arms to defend themselves against threats of xenophobic violence.

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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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  • 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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  • Three arrested for murder of Emmanuel Sithole

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Monday. Sithole, 35, was murdered over the weekend in a street in Alexandra. Pictures printed in the Sunday Times newspaper showed three men attacking Sithole, one of them was shown aiming a knife at Sithole’s upper body. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Sunday told reporters in Pretoria that more than 300 people have been arrested in relation to widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting.

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  • Zimbabweans Evacuated After Xenophobic Attacks

    The government has provided free transport for hundreds of Zimbabweans who were displaced by violence in South Africa.

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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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  • There are no jobs to steal: Malema - Special Features | IOL News

    Residents of Alexandra in Johannesburg should claim back their township streets from criminals terrorising the community, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Monday in the township where Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole was killed at the weekend.

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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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  • Misleading xenophobic messages & images investigated

    State Security Minister David Mahlobo says any information suggesting imminent attacks will be communicated to the public through official means and has warned those sending fictitious and photoshopped images to stop. Yesterday, government briefed media in Pretoria on progress being made to bring an end to attacks made against foreign nationals. One example of messages doing the rounds is of terrorist group Boko Haram giving Pretoria 24-hours to halt the pogroms or face the consequences. Mahlobo says this misinformation taking place on social media should be condemned by all peace loving South Africans and foreign nationals.

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  • Zimbabwe/South Africa: Then, All the Swear Words We Had Heard From the Stands, Aimed At Nkhatha, Eventually Came From the Mouth of Royalty, the Zulu King Himself

    ORDINARILY, this should be a day of celebrations, and reflections, of the 35-year journey of Zimbabwean football -- from the rise and triumph of the iconic Dream Team to the tragedy at the National Sports Stadium. From the tears of Yaounde in '93, when reality sank in that our World Cup dream was over, to the heartbreak of Abidjan in '98, when the Glamour Boys could not clear that final hurdle in their remarkable quest, it has been quite an adventure. It took the Warriors 23 years, to finally secure a ticket to dine with the aristocrats of African football, and as fate might have it, today I was supposed to just sit down and reflect on a 23-year journey with them, in particular, and our football, in general. The resounding support that was given to Bruce Grobbelaar by a capacity crowd at the giant stadium, after he came home on a passenger plane full of scores of British journalists, on the trail of a major story that had broken out in The Sun in the UK, accusing our 'keeper of being a match-fixer.

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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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  • Nigeria: Nigerians March on South African High Commission

    Nigerians in Abuja, the nation's Abuja, on Monday registered their grievance over the continued xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa by marching on the South African High Commission. The protesters carried placards that read: "We have showed Africans and South Africans love, why are they attacking us?"; "#SayNoToXenophobia"; "Stop the killings, South Africa Act Now!"; "We are Africans"; "Stop attacking and killing fellow Africans in South Africa"; "Why are they killing fellow Africans and destroying their businesses?"; "Foreigners are not responsible for your joblessness, stop the killings now". Deji Adeyanju, one of the organizers of the protest, told PREMIUM TIMES that some of his friends in South Africa told him they were afraid to come out of their homes. Mr. Adeyanju said one of them, who works in an automobile company, said some of his neighbours in South Africa were wondering what they were still doing in that country.

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