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10,000 Durbans rally against xenophobia in S’Africa

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Valentine  Amanze
Some indigenes of Durban, South Africa, are mobilising about 10,000 people to protest violence against foreigners in the country.
The violence has already claimed about five people in Durban, while many shops belonging to foreigners had either been looted or burnt.
Though the date for the peaceful protest is not disclosed, the police are said to be in support of it.
Already, Police spokesman, Thulani Zwane, has vowed to provide security for the march, warning that anyone trying to disrupt it would be “dealt with”.
Besides, the
government-backed South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said it was investigating two complaints of hate speech made against Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini.
He was widely quoted as saying last month that foreigners should “go back to their countries”. However, he said that his comments were distorted.
Many jobless South Africans accuse foreigners of taking jobs in a country where the unemployment rate is 24 per cent.
President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence and is expected to address parliament about the issue later on.
On Wednesday, Malawi said it would evacuate its nationals from South Africa while Mozambique has set up transit camps near its border with South Africa to cope with the exodus of its citizens.