The xenophobia saga in SA taking has taken a new dimension as South Africans, residing in eastern Johannesburg, on Sunday, marched along Jules Street in the area, demanding that foreign nationals leave their country.
According toSowetanLive, the protesters live in hostels around that part of town and had gathered for an address by the former leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
It was also learned that the voices of the protesters drowned out the speech of the party leader, Buthelezi as they chanted “Foreigners must go”
Buthelezi begged the crowd, to calm down as the xenophobic attacks had already set South Africa into a path to isolation. “I’m not here to judge but to mediate,” Buthelezi, the former leader of IFP who stepped down just last month. Reports SowetanLive.
It was reported that the protest has led to fresh violence, which has spread to other areas in Gauteng province.
These video shows the xenophobic matches that took place in Yeoville and Hilbrew area of Johannesburg in South Africa.
South Africans resolutions to vacate foreigner nationals especially Africans from their country is a new cause and it doesn’t look like anything is standing their way, not even the government or the law enforcement agencies.