Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SA police confirms fresh Xenophobic attacks deaths

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South African police have confirmed that three died in suspected fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The attacks allegedly targeted at foreign shop owners began on Sunday night at Kenville residential area in northern Durban. 

Xenophobic violence against foreign nationals in South Africa has worsened. South Africa witnessed widespread xenophobic attacks since 1994 in provinces such as Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal.
There has been this and much speculation of the causes and triggers of the violence. A number of reports have highlighted various issues contributing to xenophobia; some of which include poor service delivery and competition for resources.
The type of leadership within communities might have an impact on whether or not xenophobic attacks occur in certain communities, which talks to issues of governance. The issue is not only about foreign nationals and their rights, but about the safety of all who live in South Africa. Most incidents of violent attacks have been carried out by black South Africans.