Xenophobia: The reality

Special Report

Xenophobia: The reality

There have been rumours of renewed threats of xenophobia in some townships and cities come the end of the continent's first Soccer World Cup.


Anne Marie fled the Rwandan genocide in 1994. But her new life in South African was shattered in the 2008 xenophobia attacks.

"Migration has been happening since time immemorial. The United States was built as a nation of immigrants. Migration happens. Fact."

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa insisted on Friday that the recent violence in the Western Cape was "so-called" rather than actual xenophobia.

While police action this time around has been swift, justice for many of those involved in the xenophobic attacks has been painfully slow.

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