Five foreign nationals have already been brutally murdered by South Africans in a recent spate of xenophobic violence. Undeniably, there are many reasons this has happened, some more controllable than others. This mob violence, however, cannot be viewed in isolation from the recent highly flammable utterances by South African leadership.
Most people’s impressions of South Sudan are likely to have been formed by the pictures of anonymous rebels, soldiers and refugees they keep seeing in the news. The crisis is real, but there’s more to the South Sudanese than that. Here’s one man’s story.