South Africa | Angry residents burn the homes and businesses of foreigners
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/22/17, 10:45 am
Multiple attacks on the homes and businesses of immigrants in South Africa have raised fears of widespread violence. The government has warned that inflammatory comments on social media directed at immigrants could escalate into bloodshed.
“There is no place in our constitutional democracy for citizens or foreign nationals to take the law into their own hands and incite violence,” security spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini said. “Communities and individuals who feel threatened should follow lawful channels to express their concerns.”