SA pays the price of Xenophobic Attacks as Shoprite is burnt in Nigeria and that is not just it. It seems the rest of Africa is taking a stand against the attacks on Foreign Nationals.
Zambia cancelled the friendly match against Bafana Bafana as a stand against the attacks on foreigners. But Nigerians have taken it a step further and gone as far as looting Shoprite shops in the country.
One video shows Shoprite in Nigeria being looted. Security Guards are standing by watching as Nigerians take their revenge on South African businesses.
In the other video, Shoprite is seen burning and people are talking of revenge against what South Africans are doing to Foreigners.
As a nation, we seem to forget the economic reparations of the Xenophobic Attacks. I wonder what would happen if the rest of Africa rejects South African businesses? We hope for the best and we hope the Government will step in and take action to protect the foreign nationals in South Africa.
In Other News – Julius Malema calls for black people to redirect their xenophobic anger at white people
The EFF leader Julius Malema has responded to reports of renewed xenophobia by asking his followers to rather direct their anger at wealthy white people. In a tweet that has been described by EFF opponents AfriForum as a “racist incitement”, Malema called for “African brothers and sisters” to rather direct their anger at the “owners of wealth … white monopoly capital”. He was reacting to widespread reports of xenophobic attacks throughout South Africa against African immigrants, particularly in Gauteng, where five lives have now been lost.
“Our anger is directed at wrong people. Like all of us, our African brothers & sisters are selling their cheap labour for survival. The owners of our wealth is white monopoly capital; they are refusing to share it with us & the ruling party ANC protects them.#OneAfricaIsPossible,” he tweeted. read more