| OPINION | Violence against foreigners linked to South Africa's failure to address ...

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To me, all this raises questions about a combination of moral and political obligations that are unique to the postcolonial/post-apartheid state.

  For those of us who considered ourselves part of South Africa‘s anti-apartheid struggle, the ambivalent response from South Africa‘s political leadership – with some notable exceptions – sounds like a betrayal of the solidarity and support that was given to the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) during the worst years of apartheid. Naledi Pandor, the minister for foreign affairs, claimed many Nigerians in South Africa are involved in drug and human trafficking and  the Nigerian government‘s help in keeping Nigerian “criminals” in Nigeria.

Thabo Mbeki, who himself spent part of his time in exile in other African countries, the sentiment.

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