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Violence in S.A vs Foreigners: Mob killing migrants!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by BAK, May 12, 2008.

  1. BAK

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    South African mob kills migrants
    BBC News Online

    Some 500 police officers have been sent into the township

    Police reinforcements have been sent to the South African township of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, after attacks on foreigners.

    Two people were killed and about 40 injured during the attack on Sunday.

    A crowd of local people attacked migrants from Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, telling them to leave.Police have arrested 15 people.

    People from across the continent have been attracted to South Africa by its relative peace and prosperity.

    This has led to an increased number of attacks on migrants by those who say the foreigners are taking local jobs and contributing to crime.

    The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe has lead to an influx of migrants into South Africa.

    They raped my sister... I fear for my life


    Earlier this year, two foreigners were killed and 1,000 left homeless when their houses were burnt down outside the capital, Pretoria.

    Around 600,000 people live in Alexandra township, which attracts migrants from across southern Africa.

    The BBC's Mpho Lakaje in Alexandra says mobs chanted "Drive all foreigners away."

    Rape and pillage

    Many Zimbabweans and Mozambicans occupy shacks and free government houses as they desperately try to make ends meet.

    "They took all my money, my stove and other personal possessions," said a woman from Mozambique.

    "They went on to rape my sister. I’m going to hide at the police station as I fear for my life."

    "They beat us. Two of my brothers are dead," said a Zimbabwean woman.

    "We don’t know why they are chasing us away. They didn’t give us any warning."

    Neria Malefetse from Johannesburg police said her officers are working to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control.

    "I believe that xenophobia exists in South Africa," she says.

    "But we need to find other means of dealing with problems than resorting to violence."

    President Thabo Mbeki has condemned the acts of violence.
     
  2. Kubwajinga

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    Ndugu zetu hawa wameshasahau kuwa waafrika wenzao walikufa na wengine kukosa misaada, biashara na hivyo maendeleo ili wao wawe huru. Inasikitisha.


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  3. LazyDog

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    This is very sad indeed.
    We are all capable of evil but what is happening in S.A is horrifying!

    The rape capital of the world, they say​
     
  4. Steve Dii

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    The average South Africans are using foreigners as scapegoats for their deep rooted problems. The SA gov. should be more vigorous and implement stern measures to stop this kind of injustice.


    SteveD.
     
  5. LazyDog

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    :)

    Scapegoat --- The word is more widely used as a metaphor, referring to someone who is blamed for misfortunes, generally as a way of distracting attention from the real causes.

    I had to check it up on the encyclopedia.
     
  6. Kidzogolae

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    Hao raia wa S.africa, wanaweza kuwa na sababu kufanya hivyo. si ajabu nafikiri ni mgawanyo mbaya wa mafanikio yao,ni sawa tu na TZ na Pemba. kama wao wanafanya kazi kwa bidii na mazingira ya watu weusi wa kule hayaruhusu kufanikiwa kwa wao, wachache ambao ni wazungu au maforeigner wenye mafanikio yaliyotengenezwa wanafaidi. kwanini wasiwe na wivu nakuamua kuwaua? hii ndo itakayokuja kutokea pindi wakenya wakizidi hapa bongo. mfano mwingine,ni waafrica wanaosoma Russia. kwa kawaida,wafrica tunasifiwa kuwa tunajua sana mambo ya chumbani,hasa kwasababu maumbo yetu ni makubwa. tukienda kuishi na wazungu, huwa wanatupapatikia, na wanaweza hatawaache boyfriend wao waje kwa mtu mweusi.kwasababu ile kitu ni muhimu kwao, inatuliza akili ati. wazungu wanafikia kipindi cha kuwachukia wote in general. kwasababu wanaona tunafaidi,wao wanajiona inferio.solution iliyopo ilikuwa ni kulipia magenge ili yaeneze kichapo. hata kama sisi tunaoenda kusoma nje, kuna wengine nchi ile hawajasoma na tukienda huko wanaona wivu. Haya ni mawazo yangu.hakuna mwenye uwezo kunishutumu, ukitaka kunishutumu itabidi ulete hoja,sio maneno.
     
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    I do not buy this argument.......there is nore in this than mambo ya chumbani.
    Weusi wengi wa SA ni wavivu...hawafanyi kazi. Bado wana dejavuz a uhuru...walifikiri baada ya uhuru kila kitu kitakuwa chao. Bila kufanya kazi? kaburu pamoja na ubaguzi wake ni mchapa kazi... Sasa hawaelewi kwa nini hawafanikiwi..uhuru haujawasaidia sana kiuchumi...waafrika wenzao viongozi hawana impact . Na Kaburu anazidi kuwa tajiri. Hapo ndipo wanapochanganyikiwa..........mgeni mweusi ndie anayekuwa "bangusilo"!
     
  8. Nyani Ngabu

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    Tatizo ni Waafrika Ndivyo Tulivyo!!!
     
  9. Kana-Ka-Nsungu

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    Is this desperation, frustrations or lunacy? Out of all people in the whole world, you would least expect these black south african to behave like this to their own brothers and sisters who were always there for them during their struggle against apartheid. Naona wanasahau walikotoka kabisa.
     
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    Kama ndiyo hivyo basi na Watanzania tungekuwa tunawaua Wakenya, Waganda, Wasomali, Wanyarwnda, Warundi, Waethiopia ambao wanazidi kuongezeka kila kukicha, lakini haijatokea kusikia Watanzania tumemuua mgeni kwa sababu tu ya kutokuwa Mtanzania. Hapana Waafrika sivyo tulivyo!
     
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    Maskini watanzania sie, ndio kwanza wageni wanatuua kila kukicha instead!
     
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    Wee unaishi wapi? Maana naona hujawahi kusikia jinsi Wanyarwanda, Warundi, Wasomali, Waganda walivyouana na baadhi wanavyoendelea kuuana. Umewahi kuisikia Darfur...?
     
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    Hujanielewa Nyani, wageni waliopo Bongo pamoja na kuwa wanauana huko makwao lakini bado tukiwasitiri kwetu wanatuua pia. Majambazi wengi wanaotumia silaha Tanzania ni wageni.
     
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    Hao wageni majambazi ni Waafrika....
     
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    lakini hata wazungu, wahindi na waarabu si wanauana pia? Ireland ya kaskazini, serbia na croatia, shia na sunni, Pakistan, Lebanon n.k. Kama ndiyo hivyo basi waafrika sivyo tulivyo labda tuseme walimwengu ndivyo tulivyo.
     
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    Violence spreads in Johannesburg
    BBC News Online

    Scenes of violence on the streets of Johannesburg
    At least 12 people have been killed in the South African city of Johannesburg since Friday in a wave of violence directed at immigrants, police say.

    Police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to stop gangs of armed youths from attacking foreigners and looting and burning their property.

    Five people were killed overnight in the area of Cleveland. Two of them were burned and the others beaten to death.

    More than 50 were taken to hospitals with gunshot and stab wounds.

    During the day, a church where about 1,000 Zimbabweans have been taking refuge was attacked.

    Bishop Paul Veryn of the Central Methodist Church which was attacked told SABC radio: "We consider that the situation is getting so serious that the police can no longer control it."

    As night fell, immigrants were streaming into one police station near downtown Johannesburg carrying whatever belongings they could, reports Caroline Hawley.

    Many now fear for their lives, she reports. One Zimbabwean woman told the BBC she would flee back home rather than risk losing her two children to the mobs.


    Foreigners have been trying to flee the violence

    The trouble began a week ago in the sprawling township of Alexandra. Immigrants from neighbouring African countries were set upon by men with guns and iron bars chanting "kick the foreigners out".

    Terrified Zimbabweans, Mozambicans and Malawians fled to the safety of the local police station and to another township, Diepsloot.

    They were then attacked there as well - shacks were burnt down and shops looted. The violence has since spread to other areas.

    Since the end of apartheid, millions of African immigrants have poured into South Africa seeking jobs and sanctuary. But they have become scapegoats for many of the country's social problems - its high rate of unemployment, a shortage of housing and one of the worst levels of crime in the world.


    Police have been trying to restore order in Diepsloot township

    The South African Red Cross is now providing food and blankets to hundreds of frightened immigrants forced from their homes.

    President Thabo Mbeki said he would set up a panel of experts to investigate the violence.

    The leader of the governing African National Congress, Jacob Zuma, condemned the attacks.

    "We cannot allow South Africa to be famous for xenophobia," he told a conference in Pretoria.
     
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    kulikoni south africa?

    naona mpambano umeanza baina ya blacks south africans vs black migrants, estimated 6,000 migrants wamekimbia nyumba zao... mlioko huko hebu mtuhabarishe,

    salama huko?
     
  18. Mbu

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    Economic migrants tunakaaazi kweli kweli,... wa 'zulu' sasa wamechoka ku share kasungura na 'sie'?

    kaaazi kweli kweli...

     
  19. Fidel80

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    Wenye mji wamechachamaa, sasa wabongo waliopo huko si itakuwa mshike mshike walio zamia dah balaa sasa noma kweli kweli...chanzo nn>>??lazima itakuwa wahamiaji walikuwa wanalinga kwenye mji wa watu.
     
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    Some parts of Johannesburg resembled a war-zone


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    Twelve people have been killed in South Africa's
    city of Johannesburg since Friday in a wave of
    attacks against immigrants, officials say.
    WARNING: Readers may find some of the following images upsetting.



    Sisi binadamu tunaweza kuwa kama wanyama unaweza kummwagia binadamu mwenzio mafuta na kumweka kibiriti. Mwenyezi mungu amsaidie.


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    At least two people were burned and three others
    beaten to death by mobs armed with guns and machetes.



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    Some 50 people were taken to hospital with gunshot and stab wounds.



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    Most of the attacks happened in run-down areas of South Africa's
    economic capital.



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    Angry rioters accuse foreigners - many of them from neighbouring
    Zimbabwe - of taking scarce jobs and housing and fuelling the crime.



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    Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to prevent armed thugs
    from attacking foreigners and looting their property.



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    A number of people suspected of being involved in the
    attacks were later arrested.



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    Hundreds of foreigners also took refuge in churches and
    police stations, amid fears of further violence.


    PICTURE CREDIT: BBC WEBSITE


    Zimbabweans population is about 3 million in South Africa because of economic hardship back home.
     
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