Xenophobia: Tension as fresh protests rock South Africa, Nigerians, others asked to leave

September 9th, 2019

Nigerians and other na­tionals in South Africa were on Sunday asked to leave immediately.

Residents of hostels in east­ern Johannesburg marched along Jules Street in the area, demanding that “foreigners must go back to where they came from.”

According to Sowetan Live, the protesters, were heading to Jules Park where former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to address them.

However, the leadership of hostel dwellers in Johannesburg has asked the government to en­gage the citizens about finding solutions to the clashes with for­eign nationals.

Siphiwe Mhlongo, chairman of hostel headmen (izinduna) in Gauteng, said; “We are not hap­py with how the government has tried to resolve the prob­lems that the country is facing.

“The government must come speak to the people and explain what it is going to do with the foreign nationals who are here illegally,” Mhlongo said.

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