• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • De Kock appears in public – at last - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Eugene de Kock appeared in public for the first time in years when a judge ordered the State to bring him to court. Pretoria - Eugene de Kock appeared in public for the first time in years when a judge ordered the State to bring him to court on Friday. The former commander of the Vlakplaas police hit squad, who spent nearly two decades in jail, turned up in the Pretoria High Court in jeans, a checked shirt and his trademark glasses, looking a little older but still recognisable. De Kock’s lawyers, attorney Julian Knight and advocate Roelof du Plessis SC, had brought an urgent application to the Pretoria High Court, calling for the court to order the State to produce De Kock, as they have been unable to consult with him or clarify his situation of still being in State custody since Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha announced on January 30 that he was being granted parole.

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  • Mugabe ‘disgusted’ by xenophobic attacks - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday expressed shock and disgust at attacks on foreigners in South Africa and said his government was working to bring back home affected Zimbabwean citizens. At least four people have been killed in a wave of xenophobic violence in SA that started two weeks ago in Durban and spread to Johannesburg. Mugabe said during a speech at a football stadium in Harare to mark 35 years of Zimbabwe's independence that all Africans in SA should be treated with dignity. “I would want now to express our sense of shock, disgust as we abhor the incidences which happened in Durban,” Mugabe said.

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  • Chelsea two games from title after beating United

    Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday opened up a 10-point lead and sent the engravers off to sharpen their tools as the Londoners' name looks set to be carved on the Premier League trophy. Chelsea's performances have been far from dazzling in recent weeks but Eden Hazard's first-half strike at Stamford Bridge was enough to ease fan fears of any end-of-season jitters and ensure they will be champions if they win their next two matches. Jose Mourinho's side have 76 points from 32 matches, 10 more than second-placed Arsenal, who beat Reading 2-1 in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. United, whose run of six straight league wins came to an end despite dominating the play against a defensive Chelsea, remain third on 65 points but rivals Manchester City could move a point behind them if they beat West Ham United on Sunday.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobia - South Africans Defy Zuma's Appeal, Loot Shops

    The violent attacks on foreigners, which began in Durban, South Africa, last week has spread to Johannesburg despite the appeal by President Jacob Zuma for peace and anti-xenophobia protest organised Thursday by some indigenes of Durban. Foreign-owned shops in Eastern Johannesburg, were the latest casualties Friday in a series of xenophobic attacks. Many jobless South Africans accuse foreigners of taking jobs in a country where the unemployment rate is 24 per cent. Official data suggests about two million foreign nationals are in South Africa - about four per cent of the total population. In Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, about seven per cent of the population are thought to be non-citizens.

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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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  • Presenter Search top 11 revealed

    South Africa’s top presenter hopefuls will be going head-to-head in style and travel challenges, trying their hands at cooking and DIY, and of course, the ultimate trial of presenting prowess: appearing on live TV. The Top 11 is composed of the best of what the country has to offer – they’re all loveable, beautiful and of course, incredibly talented. Caley van der Volk is a girl born in the small town of Willowvale in the Transkei. This multi-lingual small-town sweetheart is all set to steal the hearts of the South African audience.

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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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  • Mozambique: Reaction Against South Africa Attacks Spreads to Border

    Violent reactions by Mozambicans to the wave of attacks against foreigners in South Africa spread on Friday to Ressano Garcia on the Mozambique-South Africa border. Stones were hurled at buses and trucks bearing South African number plates as they approached the border. A bus from the Intercape company carrying passengers on the Maputo-Johannesburg route turned back rather than attempt to reach the border. Back in Maputo, Mozambican passengers told the independent television station STV that they had seen rioters stone and break windows of a bus ahead of them, from the “City to City” company.

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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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  • Zambia: March Against Xenophobia in Lusaka Cancelled

    The highly anticipated march by the citizenry in Lusaka in protest against xenophobic attacks by South Africans has been cancelled. Lusaka province commanding officer charity Katanga said that the notice for the planned protest had been too short making it difficult for the law enforcement agencies to police the protest. Some Lusaka residents had planned a demonstration that among other issues included the boycotting of products by South African firms. The march had been scheduled to start from Cross Roads Mall with the procession set to head to the South African High Commission and wind up at the Arcades Shopping Mall.

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