• 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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  • King, Mantashe to blame - refugees body

    Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, pictured, should be held responsible for the escalating xenophobic attacks in some parts of Kwazulu-Natal as their sentiments appear to be "encouraging the current attacks". This is the view of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA). In a statement sent to Sowetan yesterday, the consortium condemned the two leaders for reportedly making "utterances that fuel xenophobia, cause divisions and disrupt peaceful coexistence in communities". "CoRMSA strongly condemns the utterance made by his royalty (sic) King Goodwill Zwelithini that 'all foreigners must go back to their countries where they come from', including the utterance made by comrade Mantashe that South Africa needs refugee camps as a solution to the current xenophobic attacks," its executive director Roshan Dadoo said.

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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 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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  • Watch: Prophet TB Joshua's 2013 prophecy on xenophobic attacks in South Africa

    On Sunday 28 July, 2013 Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophetic warning to South Africans concerning a serious revolt led by youth which would cost lives.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zuma: SA could have been run by Mbeki’s puppet president - City Press

    If President Jacob Zuma’s political enemies had succeeded in having him prosecuted on corruption charges, South Africa would have ended up with a “puppet president” controlled by Thabo Mbeki from Luthuli House. This is the vision Zuma paints through his attorney, Michael Hulley, in an affidavit filed in the North Gauteng High Court this week. The affidavit was Zuma’s response to the DA’s application to review the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to drop corruption charges against him. In the affidavit, Hulley – and by extension Zuma – takes aim at former Scorpions boss, Leonard McCarthy, accusing him of trying to “thwart Zuma’s political ambitions” by relentlessly pursuing criminal charges against him.

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  • Isis shot and beheaded 30 people in Libya

    Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show its militants shooting and beheading what appeared to be about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings were similar to past violence carried out by Islamic State, which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to chaotic Libya. The video portrayed Christians as crusaders out to kill Muslims and then showed about 15 men beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size shot in their heads in scrubland. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered air strikes on Islamic State targets in February in Libya after the group posted a video of militants beheading 21 Egyptian Christians.

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  • Why did we cheer on these 'foreigners'?

    In one of the scuffles I saw Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates shirts and I’m pretty certain the colours of other clubs were represented somewhere. The Zimbabwean has been the backbone of Chiefs’ run to their fourth Absa Premiership title in the PSL era.

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  • SA must prepare for ‘global backlash’ - Weekend Argus

    EPA Mozambican police officers keep an eye on workers who blocked the road in Moamba, Mozambique, yesterday at a border post between the country and South Africa in protest against the xenophobic attacks. THE government warned yesterday that South African nationals and companies abroad could suffer a backlash as a result of the deadly attacks on foreigners in recent weeks. “The impact of attacks has far reaching implications on our economic, social and relations with the continent and the world,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe told a briefing on the cabinet’s regular fortnightly meeting on Wednesday. Radebe said the government had noted three instances in which South African artists were scheduled to take part in events abroad, but were told they were no longer welcome because of the wave of xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal and elsewhere.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zimbabwe: Police Beat Up Harare Xenophobia Demonstrators

    HUNDREDS of civil society activists in Harare resisted police attempts Friday to stop an unsanctioned demonstration at the South African Embassy against xenophobic attacks in that country. Anti-riot police swamped the South African embassy shortly after the people had gathered to hand over their petition to the ambassador.

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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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  • Xenophobia: Over 1,500 Zimbabweans cross Beitbridge Border

    A group is expected to pass the border between SA & Zimbabwe following xenophobic violence this week.

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  • Foreign-owned shops in Alexandra looted - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    By 2am on Saturday morning most foreign-owned spaza shops in Alexandra, Johannesburg had already been looted, police told Independent Media on the third night of xenophobic violence in Gauteng. The streets around the men’s hostel in Alexandra were empty except for young men moving in groups.

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  • 78 arrested in KZN xenophobic violence

    KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police say they’ve now arrested 78 people in connection with the xenophobic violence in that province, but say there have been no further reported incidents overnight. The police's Jay Naicker explains. “From the investigation, it’s been established that the man is a foreign national that was living in the area. While reports of violent attacks on foreigners have decreased dramatically in the province since a peace march was held this week, KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu and religious leaders have appealed for calm, and have called on Africans to unite.

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