• Nigeria: South Africa Attacks - House Wants Diplomat Recalled

    In the wake of the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa, the House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to promptly recall the Nigeria's High Commissioner to the country. Cautioning that Nigeria will no longer treat the wanton killings of its citizens with levity, the House prompted by a motion of urgent matter of public importance moved by the chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the House expressed sadness that the attacks has claimed many lives, ruined businesses and left many wounded. Attributing the mayhem to an alleged statement by the South African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, "Nigeria frowns at the attacks and will no longer tolerate the killing of its nationals in South Africa.

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  • Africa strikes back

    Mozambicans, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Somalis and Congolese nationals have borne the brunt of xenophobic violence, which broke out in Durban three weeks ago before spreading to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. The South African high commissioner to Malawi was summoned yesterday to a meeting by that country's ministry of foreign affairs, concerned about the safety of its nationals in South Africa. International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete confirmed the meeting and said African ambassadors would meet today to voice their concerns. Sasol spokesman Alex Anderson said work had stopped at its gas plant in Inhambane, Mozambique after fears that South African staff would be attacked.

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  • Xenophobia attacks: concerns rise over reprisal attacks in African countries

    Concerns are now being raised about reprisal attacks in other African countries in response to the xenophobic violence in South Africa. In Mozambique, there were reports that cars with South African registration plates were being stoned and trucks exporting goods grounded. Text messages have also apparently been circulating in that country warning citizens about violence in South Africa. In Zimbabwe, a student leader called on youths to retaliate by attacking South African businesses operating there.

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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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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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  • ...But AKA, you are so, so wrong! | The New Age Online

    Your tweets are unfortunate and insensitive. Your disregard of the power that you and other entertainers have to shift mindsets over the xenophobic attacks is sad. Understand that xenophobia and Afrophobia come from a place of ignorance. Ignorance so sad some locals believe South Africa is not in Africa.

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  • Foreigners: We are ashamed of South Africans

    As the country remains on tenterhooks amid a wave of xenophobic violence, foreigners have told Eyewitness News they’re ashamed of South Africans. While some foreigners in Jeppestown say they are bracing for another night of violence, others have started repairing the damage to their homes and businesses. Police have fired rubber bullets throughout the day to disperse crowds. It remains tense in the area as foreign nationals prepare to safeguard their belongings before night falls.

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  • Nigeria: Why I Conceded Defeat to Buhari - Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy. President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015. President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. President Jonathan was responding to remarks by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denis Guaer, who commended him for setting a record of humility, patriotism and courage in safeguarding the democratic process in Nigeria and Africa for which he will always be remembered.

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  • It is your fault - Malema tells Zuma

    Opposition parties have torn into President Jacob Zuma, his son and the ruling ANC Thursday, blaming them for the xenophobic violence currently gripping KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country. “We can’t just go round and round listening to the views of one group,” Mbete said. Zuma, then allowed to proceed with his prepared speech, offered Parliament insight into government’s plans to help quell the volatile situation, including strengthening border control.

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  • SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS South African police encourage a group of foreign nationals to move back to their homes after a peace march in Durban on April 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started two weeks ago in Durban. Maputo - South Africans working in Mozambique on Thursday faced threats of reprisals in retaliation for the pogroms against foreign workers in Durban - but in the event no violence occurred. Mozambican workers at the natural gas treatment facilities of the South African company Sasol, in Inhambane province, demanded the removal of the 250 South Africans working there.

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  • ‘If I die here my parents will have a heart attack’ - City Press

    President Jacob Zuma has been accused of not protecting foreigners. A group of foreigners in Ekurhuleni have lashed out at the South African government, accusing it of failing to protect them against xenophobic attacks. An angry Amos Madhudhu said: “President Jacob Zuma has failed us. The Zimbabwean, who came to South Africa in January, said rumours that an attack was imminent started spreading last night.

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  • Cape Town offers a Big 7 experience - IOL Travel Western Cape

    CAPE ARGUS City Walk, one of Cape Town s Big 7 attractions, starts its route in the Company s Garden. Cape Town - A walking route through the Cape Town CBD, showcasing museums, retailers and restaurants, already exists, but will now be officially mapped and marketed as a tourist destination. The roughly 1.5km City Walk aims to immerse travellers in Cape Town’s urban culture, as well as generate foot traffic during off-peak hours, said Brett Hendricks, director of the Cape Point Partnership. Hendricks announced the initiative on Wednesday at the second annual World Travel Market Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where mayor Patricia de Lille, Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa, chief executive of Cape Town Tourism Enver Duminy and other industry stakeholders gathered to cut the ribbon and launch the new path.

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  • Khune charged by the PSL | The New Age Online

    The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee has charged Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with making improper statements and bringing the league and SAFA into disrepute following his comments on social media. Khune will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on the 23rd of April to state his case before the committee panel. This comes after Khune took to twitter to lambaste match officials after being red carded in a match against Amazulu. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has also been charged with contravening Rules 51 and 53 of the NSL after he attended post match press conference, despite being ordered from the field of play during the game by the referee.

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  • Zwelithini to express his thoughts on xenophobic violence

    Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini will hold an imbizo (high-level gathering) on Monday with other traditional leaders and government dignitaries to express his opinion on the recent spate of xenophobic violence plaguing the country. The announcement was made today by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu at a press conference. Last month Zwelithini sparked controversy by calling for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country. The attacks on foreign nationals later spread to other parts of the country – including Johannesburg – and left at least five people dead.

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  • SARS could be handing Julius Malema a golden chalice

    IT WAS not without a sense of irony that the nation watched on Saturday as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chairman Dali Mpofu announced the expulsion of four members for a number of transgressions they allegedly committed. It was barely three years ago that Mpofu and EFF leader Julius Malema were on the other side of such a disciplinary process. While the three — Andile Mngxitama, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala and Mpho Ramakatsa — are relative political lightweights, it was a route the party did not initially want to pursue, particularly against the talented Mngxitama. The trio, along with former members Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie — who went on to form their own political party, the Patriotic Alliance, which was a nonstarter in last year’s elections — have been campaigning against the leadership of the EFF ever since its National People’s Assembly.

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  • How quickly we forget our rough history

    IN EARLY 2007, when the chattering classes still thought that Jacob Zuma couldn’t possibly become the president and all sorts of people were still in the race, I wrote a rude column about Tokyo Sexwale. Do we really want a homegrown version of Silvio Berlusconi, I asked; a billionaire who buys his way to the presidency by acquiring allies with his cheque book? Because I was white and Sexwale black and these were the dying days of a honeymoon in which the African National Congress (ANC) still had to be broached with a modicum of respect. No one need be nice about the ANC anymore.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reps Vow to Invoke Laws to Frustrate S/African Interests

    The House of Representatives yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The lawmakers also vowed to invoke relevant business laws to frustrate South African concerns in Nigeria.

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  • "I must lay charges against that Lulamile Jack": Vavi | The New Age Online

    Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will lay a criminal charge against Limpopo leader of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA). Vavi said the death threats were part and parcel of a political agenda.

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  • Xenophobia: SA companies operating in rest of Africa ‘may be at risk of reprisal attacks’

    MINISTER in the Presidency Jeff Radebe warned on Friday that South African companies trading in other African countries could be at risk as a result of the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in recent weeks. This came within hours of President Jacob Zuma taking the unusual step on Thursday of making a special statement to the National Assembly condemning the violence. Mr Radebe would not be drawn on what intelligence was used as the basis for the statement that South African companies were possibly at risk of reprisal attacks.

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