Xenophobia: Attacks are caused by Afrophobia - S/African foreign affairs minister

Xenophobia: Attacks are caused by Afrophobia - S/African foreign affairs minister

- South Africa’s foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, has identified a major cause for the rampant xenophobic attacks in the country

- Pandor revealed that the ugly trend is caused by a sort of prejudice which she described as afrophobia, that is, hatred for nationals of other African nations

- The minister, however, said that the South African government has no provision for victims of the recent attacks

Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s foreign minister on Thursday, September 5, revealed that xenophobic attacks against foreigners in the country are caused by prejudice.

Speaking in Cape Town, Pandor described this kind of hatred for nationals of other African nations as afrophobia, Reuters reports.

She said: “There is an Afrophobia we are sensing that exists, there is resentment and we need to address that.

“There is a targeting of Africans from other parts of Africa, we can’t deny that. But, there is also criminality... because a lot of this is accompanied by theft.”

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However, the minister said that the South African government has no provision for compensating victims of recent xenophobic attacks in the country.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had revealed that Nigeria would not give in this time around over reported xenophobic attacks against its citizens.

The minister of foreign affairs said the government at every level condemned the attack against Nigerians.

He said the government will address the issue once and for all and will not take lightly attack against its citizens.

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