Xenophobic attacks in South Africa Can’t be Digested —Twitter Users
Twitter users have condemned the attacks on foreign-owned businesses and properties in South Africa by her citizens.
Fresh violence broke out in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg on Sunday, which has left three persons dead and one person in the hospital being treated for smoke inhalation.
According to the President of the Nigeria Union South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, a group of violent South Africans attacked shops located on Jules Street, where they looted and burnt shops and other businesses.
He said, “Late in the evening of Sunday, September 1, a group of violent locals suspected to be Zulu hostel dwellers besieged Jules Street in Malvern, Johannesburg looted and burned shops/businesses.’’
Olubajo said that information gathered by members of NUSA in Malvern area indicated that over 50 shops/businesses were destroyed, looted and burnt overnight.
“Also, some businesses owned by foreign nationals were looted in Germiston on Sunday evening. A Nigerian-owned Internet Café and computer accessories business was among the looted shops in Germiston.
Condemnation from social media users has trailed the latest attacks, however, South Africans are also expressing their frustrations with the activities of foreigners in their country.