/ 1 April 2022

How do vigilante groups like Dudula come into being?

Safrica Unrest Economy Migration
A Congolese man holds a banner during a demonstration against xenophobia in Johannesburg, on March 26, 2022 organized by the activist movement against xenophobic attacks Kopanang Africa. Kopanang is a Sotho words meaning "gathering together". - In recent weeks, scores of protesters in South Africa have been staging demonstrations against undocumented migrants in what they have dubbed "Operation Dudula", Zulu for "drive back" whose leader Nhlanhla ìLuxî Dlamini was arrested on Thursday according to the police. (Photo by LUCA SOLA / AFP)
The state’s failure to act as a source of moral or political authority creates a vacuum that ‘seductive’ populist movements are happy to fill

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