Is Xenophobia Resurfacing in South Africa?


The government has condemned the looting of shops belonging to foreign nationals in some townships in Johannesburg. In the most recent incident two men were allegedly killed by a Somali shop owner during an altercation.

Hunting for foreigners. Xenophobix violence South Africa.

  • South Africa:  Government Condemns Violent Incidents

    South African Government, 28 May 2013

    Government has noted with concern so-called xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in townships around the Vaal and Gauteng. These acts of violence are pure criminal activities ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  45 Held for Diepsloot Violence

    South African Press Association, 28 May 2013

    Forty-five people have been arrested for public violence, housebreaking, and possession of unlicensed firearms in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, police said on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Diepsloot Quiet After Shop Shooting

    South African Press Association, 27 May 2013

    No complaints of intimidation have been reported to Diepsloot police on Monday after a shop owner shot dead two alleged robbers at the weekend, said police. read more »