• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Celebrities take a stand against xenophobia (PHOTOS) - SundayWorld

    Mon Apr 20 11:21:09 SAST 2015 Well known personalities such as Nandi Mngoma, Zakes Bantwini, DJ Spectacula, Papa Penny, Tony Kgorokge and Zikhona Zodlaka joined the protest and made their

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  • ON THE MONEY: The real Eskom story is: the money

    BRIAN Molefe, who has been parachuted into Eskom from Transnet, is first and foremost a financial man. Before his Transnet role, he ran the Public Investment Corporation, where he oversaw a massive investment business, so he will be very well aware of the importance of Eskom debt to investors. It is very clear that Mr Molefe knows well how the financial system works.

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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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  • Rodgers facing massive rebuilding job - Premier League

    REUTERS With the Premier League season coming to an end, Liverpool could lose up to ten players in the summer. Liverpool face a major rebuilding job this summer following a mass exit from Anfield. Manager Brendan Rodgers, who has endured another trophyless season after the shock FA Cup semi-final defeat by Aston Villa, could see up to 10 of his stars leave. Captain Steven Gerrard has already agreed to join MLS side LA Galaxy, while defenders Glen Johnson and Kolo Toure are out of contract and are set to go on free transfers.

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