Political, economic elites perpetuating 'fear of the immigrant'

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- standardmedia.co.ke | a month ago

Of course, this is not the first time that fellow Africans have become the victims of hate crimes in post-apartheid South Africa.

Yet, the intensity and the destruction involved together with the feeble police response would indicate that this is not random anger or common criminality. Instead, it looks like a culture of xenophobia that has taken root.

Despite sympathy expressed by Cyril Ramaphosa, there is no concerted effort to deal with attacks on fellow Africans who stood by their brothers and offered refuge and support during the Apartheid era.

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