Friday, May 31, 2013

Cosatu condemns xenophobic attacks

Muleki Mrwebi
31 May 2013

The Congress of South African Trade Union has condemned the attacks and looting of shops belonging to foreigners in Diepsloot, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Cosatu said it is totally opposed to xenophobia and the root of the problem lies with the apartheid regimes, deliberately strategy to destroy, the economic infrastructure of our neighbouring countries. 

Cosatu’s Vusumuzi Bhengu said these xenophobic attacks are as a result of inequality in wages, the frustration has led to anger in most townships.

Bhengu further called for all communities to stand up and condone these actions and the rising issues of unemployment need to be addressed.

Meanwhile Eastern Cape Police have confirmed that they have arrested 21 people for public violence and the police continue to keep peace in the affected areas. 

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