• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 29 Photos That Prove Punctuation Is VERY Important

    Remember: commas are your friends.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Botswana: "Avoid Xenophobic Attacks Hit Areas"

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has cautioned citizens of Botswana currently residing in South Africa to avoid falling victims of the xenophobic attacks. Speaking in an interview in Gaborone on Friday, April 17 Dr Venson-Moitoi said her ministry was concerned by the safety of Batswana, especially those studying in South African institutions. Dr Venson-Moitoi said by Friday, April 17 students were still safe, with no news of any Motswana hurt in the attacks. "We are pleading with parents whose children are studying in South Africa to help us talk to students to avoid moving around so that they don't get into trouble.

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  • Teens On Social Media Are Trying To Mimic Kylie Jenner's Lips And They're Failing

    Want recognizably larger lips? It's a cinch with this cool yet painful trick.

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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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  • Jon Stewart 'unsatisfied' with The Daily Show

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Zwelithini calls for xenophobic violence to stop | The New Age Online

    Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is set to hold a meeting with traditional leaders today in a bid to stop xenophobic attacks.

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  • Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey is 'love of my life'

    Nick also admitted he is fed up of people ''perpetuating negativity'' and has insisted there is no bad feelings between the pair. ''That's one thing I actually admire Mariah because she is professional.

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