Xenophobia alert as DA, EFF beat the anti-immigrant drum – #Election2019

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- biznews.com | 2 months ago

EDINBURGH — In 2008, South Africa made global headlines for xenophobia, with a photograph of a Mozambican man in flames representing the deep hatred towards Africans from other countries.

The man, set alight by a mob, died in hospital, as Time magazine reported at the time. Dozens of Africans died, many were forced to move out of their homes and abandon small businesses.

In 2015, xenophobia reared its ugly head again, when the South African government had to deploy the army to volatile hotspots in Johannesburg and Durban following the deaths of at least seven people and the displacement of more than 5,000, reported The Guardian.

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