15 April 2015
Amnesty International South
Africa says government needs to do more to stop the xenophobic violence in
About four people have been killed and shops
of foreign-nationals looted in widespread attacks against refugees in Durban.
In a statement Amnesty International
SA Director Sicel’mpilo Shange-Buthane says the local government authorities
bear a responsibility to address tensions and threats rapidly as they emerge.
Buthane says we do believe that
this situation has really been led to happen because of the prevailing culture
of impunity in the country.
For instance, after the 2008 xenophobic
violence there had been people who had been arrested and how many of those have
We are calling now for a thorough
investigation and that those who are found responsible for instigating the
violence are really brought to book and sentenced because that will really send
a strong message, Buthane added.
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