• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Igbo Producers Are Unfair to Yoruba Actors - Oshodi Oke

    As we all know, there has been some tribal tension in the movie industry in recent times. Actress Ronke Oshodi Oke had posted on her Facebook page that she will not be voting for Jimi Agbaje. When 'Box Office' reached her to ask why, the response she gave had to do with the divide in Lagos before the governorship election in Lagos. Ronke believed the Ibos in Lagos are ganging up to vote for the PDP candidate and for that reason, she would be voting the other way.

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  • David Beckham Just Gave His Son Brooklyn The Most Amazing Burn

    Know your place, little one.

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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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  • Xenophobic attacks: Another night of looting & rubber bullets

    Two arrests were made as locals in Jeppestown, Malvern & the Johannesburg CBD battled with police last night.

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  • 30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in Johannesburg

    Anti-foreigner violence that erupted in the country’s eastern port city of Durban several weeks ago has so far left at least six people dead, spreading to Johannesburg, displacing thousands and sparking alarm at the United Nations and in neighbouring countries. Overnight, small groups attacked shops in several areas around Johannesburg, police said. At this stage the situation is calm but we plan to increase our deployment,” police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP. The latest burst of anti-foreigner violence in the country has been largely blamed on a speech last month by King Goodwill Zwelithini, traditional leader of the Zulus, in which he blamed foreigners for South Africa’s high crime rate and said they must “take their bags and go“.

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  • Proteas coach clarifies his comments of political interference in team selection

    The Times broke the story that the Proteas selection panel "had to okay four players of colour" for the match, in which Vernon Philander, who played alongside Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir and JP Duminy, was chosen in place of an in-form Kyle Abbott as a move to meet apparent ‘quota’ requirements. Horn said this following subsequent revelations that “politics had a role to play” in Proteas team selection. The Times understands that the XI that was first picked for the match was unchanged from the side that dominated Sri Lanka in the quarterfinals.

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  • If you ‘are black at UCT‚ you do not exist’ - SundayWorld

    First University of Cape Town (UCT) fourth-year student Chumani Maxwele made national headlines when he was accused of “raising his middle finger” to President Jacob Zuma’s security detail in 2010‚ an act for which Mr Maxwele was arrested and “roughed up“. A furore followed that incident‚ with former police minister Nathi Mthethwa issuing an apology as the South African Human Rights Commission rued the authorities’ handling of the saga. Five years later‚ Mr Maxwele hit the headlines again. Clad in a bright pink mine worker’s hardhat‚ Mr Maxwele defaced Cecil John Rhodes’ statue on the campus by pouring human waste from a portable toilet on it.

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  • 30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times ...

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  • Stage 4 added to Eskom load shedding schedule

    For the first time ever, Eskom is planning on introducing stage 4 load shedding. "So we are planning to change stage 3 to up to 3 000 MW, and stage 4 will then be up to 4 000 MW," an Eskom spokesperson told Fin24 on Friday.

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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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  • ‘It’s easier to manage Man United’ - Premier League

    AFP Jose Mourinho claims it is easier to manage Man United than Chelsea within the modern confines of UEFA s Fair Play rules. London - Jose Mourinho claims it is easier to manage Manchester United than Chelsea within the modern confines of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. United, as one of the biggest earners in world football, have the financial scope to fund a massive squad, while Chelsea are forced to sell players such as Juan Mata to balance the books.

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