South Africa: Zuma Warns Against Xenophobic Attacks

source: allAfrica
15 July 2010

Cape Town — President Jacob Zuma has entered the debate on the threat of xenophobic attacks on migrants from other African states by calling on South Africans to “isolate and report to the police those elements who may be seeking to sow mayhem in communities.”

In a statement issued from his office in Pretoria on Thursday, he said the World Cup had demonstrated that South Africans were “warm, peace-loving and hospitable.” Their support for Ghana and other African teams had displayed “African unity in its true sense.”

He added: “Let us isolate all elements who may have sinister agendas, who may want to create havoc and sow pain and destruction in communities, especially foreign nationals residing in our country. We appeal for calm, tolerance and unity [continue reading]


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