By Edmund Zar-Zar BargblorThe wave of attacks on foreign-owned shops in some (South African) townships raises uncomfortable questions about xenophobia in South Africa. Do foreign-owned small businesses have an unfair advantage over those owned by South Africans? Are other African nationals residing in South Africa being targeted for reasons that have nothing to do with the economic disparities presently prevailing in the country? Nigeria also contributed financially to liberation movements in South Africa and to the front line states of Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, which were constantly harassed by South Africa. The South African Government, it is hoped, will endeavor to stop and put to an end the various “xenophobic attacks” and violence against fellow Africans residing in South Africa….
Source: Daily Observer April 11, 2019 02:15 UTC