Xenophobia: Tension as fresh protests rock South Africa, Nigerians, others asked to leave
Nigerians and other foreign national have been asked to leave South Africa immediately in fresh xenophobic related protest on Sunday.
The demand stating that “foreigners must go back to where they came from” was made known by residents of hotels in Johannesburg who were seen marching along Jules street.
Sowetan Live reports that the protesters were seen marching towards Jules Park where they were expecting to be addressed by former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
In reaction, the leadership of the hotels called on government to put in measures to prevent the dwellers from clashing with foreigners.
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.