True state of the nation is that inequality is root of all violence

"While political and civil freedom soothed the wounds of apartheid, the long-term and worsening economic inequality has deepened resentment and caused antipathy towards brothers and sisters from other African countries, and it is this anger that we have to confront, eradicate and respond to.

Perceptions that black migrants take up black jobs and displace black workers have caused increased deterioration in the relationship. " Weighing in on xenophobia and the violence, leader of the EFF Julius Malema said the private sector should take full responsibility for fanning the animosity between locals and foreign nationals.

"It is white people who employ foreign nationals.

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