• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zambia: Xenophobia Attacks Unfortunate, Says Pres Lungu

    Republican President Edgar Lungu says he has written to African Union chairperson Robert Mugabe on the xenophobia attacks in South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: How I Predicted Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa - - T.b Joshua

    Televangelist and cleric of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua, has claimed that he predicted the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa. There have been repeated attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops in South Africa, while the Nigeria government has threaten to frustrate the interest of South Africa in Nigeria. "On Sunday 28th July, 2013, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophetic warning to the nation of South Africa concerning a serious revolt led by youth which would cost lives.

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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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  • 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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  • Putin’s Action Hero: How Steven Seagal Became the Kremlin’s Unlikeliest Envoy

    The Russian president stunned Obama when he proposed Steven Seagal as an intermediary between Washington and Moscow. BuzzFeed News' Max Seddon and Rosie Gray tell the extraordinary story of the fad...

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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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  • Nigeria: Buhari Backs Measures to Protect Nigerians in South Africa

    The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his full support for the steps taken so far by the Federal Government in its efforts to protect the country's citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said that 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 home and keep out of trouble, while ensuring that they obey the laws of their host country. "I am happy to see that the Nigerian government is very well aware of its responsibilities to its citizens in South Africa," General Buhari said. "We equally understand that the South African government is making efforts to bring an end to this unfortunate situation," General Buhari said.

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  • Ariana Grande and Big Sean split

    Ariana Grande and Big Sean have called it quits on their relationship after eight months together but will remain ''close friends''. Confirming the news in a joint statement, their representatives said: ''They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends.

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  • EFF to go ahead with Parly swearing-in - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    PRETORIA NEWS Expelled EFF members Andile Mngxitama and Mpho Ramakatsa chat before their urgent application to interdict the party from inaugurating new MPs into their positions was struck off the roll. Pretoria - The swearing-in of four new Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs is expected to go ahead on Tuesday, after those who were given the boot on April 11 failed in their court bid to have the swearing-in stalled. Mpho Ramakatsa, Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala turned to the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday in a bid to interdict the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, from going ahead with the swearing-in of the new members replacing them.

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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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