Minister of Home Affairs
Malusi Gigaba has expressed concern over the outbreak of violence against
This follows the wave of attacks
and looting of shops of foreign owned shops in Durban.
Minister Gigaba addressing the
members of the Diplomatic Corps during a dinner held last night in Pretoria said government
is doing everything it can to get to the bottom of this problem.
Minister Gigaba said the
international community must not view South Africa has as a xenophobic and afro
phobic country. Africa in particular must not
think that we hate fellow Africans so much that we are prepared to do the worst
to cause them harm.
Gigaba said South Africa
belongs to Africa and when all is said and
done, we are an African county. People must refrain from taking the law into
their own hands and where there are challenges they must refer those to
authorities. And let the authorities deal with those challenges in terms of the
powers, mandate and authority which they have.
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