Widespread Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

Publisher:
Human Rights Watch
Publication Date:
17 September 2020
Tags:
South Africa, Human Rights, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Migration, Refugees and Displacement

Xenophobic harassment and violence against African and Asian foreigners living in South Africa are routine and sometimes lethal, Human Rights Watch said in a report, video, and Witness article. Despite the March 2019 adoption of a government action plan to combat xenophobia, the government has done very little to ensure that attacks by members of the public, the police, and government officials are investigated and that those responsible are held accountable.

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