Mourners who came to support the family of the migrant killed by a mob in Diepsloot did not hold back as they expressed who they really hold accountable for his death.
Africans are leaving the continent in droves. Dashed hopes, unmet aspirations, lose of faith in their governments, botched up elections, mega corruption, theft of public coffers and unbridled poverty, which have led to fatalism and unmitigated Afro-pessimism. These are some of the reasons which are driving Africa’s potential and greatest investment – the indomitable youth – to risk their lives in the hands of ruthless sea merchants.
There is no evidence that international migrants are a major cause of unemployment in South Africa. Misinformation drives this misconception.
The wife and four children of Mbodazwe Banajo “Elvis” Nyathi, who was brutally killed in a xenophobic attack, are reeling from the shock, while other migrants live in fear.
“We can’t credit the crime in Diepsloot to foreigners. The poor infrastructure in this place plays a very big part in allowing crime to happen,” – Moalosi.
In this week’s cartoon, the killing of Zimbabwean Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot has put the spotlight back on South Africa’s deeply worrisome and enduring problem—xenophobia.
The launch of the movement in Durban comes as President Ramaphosa cautions against “deeply disturbing” acts against immigrants
Government ministers and political leaders are going along with extremist Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Dlamini in blaming migrants for the country’s problems. More violence will surely follow.
Hounding people born elsewhere is a form of bigotry, no less than racism or sexism. Those who believe in equal treatment for everyone should campaign against this prejudice.