3 Dead In Fresh Xenophobic Attacks In SA

South African police have confirmed that three died in suspected fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

The attacks allegedly targeted at foreign shop owners began on Sunday night at Kenville residential area in northern Durban. In a telephone interview with The Chronicle yesterday, South African police spokesperson for KwaZulu Natal province, Colonel Thulani Zwane, confirmed two protesters were shot dead by a foreign shop owner. He said one of the female protesters died after falling off a roof of a shop, which was being looted. Said Zwane:

On Sunday shortly after 11PM, a group of more than 100 people in Kenville area outside of Durban went on a rampage between Sea Cow Lake and Inanda roads during which they blocked traffic using rubble from burnt tyres. They stoned and damaged passing vehicles, stormed tuck shops and looted them prompting one of the shop owners, a foreign national, to open fire, instantly killing a 22-year-old man. Two others were wounded and one of them later died in hospital.

Zwane said two suspects aged 22 and 28 years have been arrested for public violence and appeared at the Durban magistrates’ court yesterday.

More: Chronicle


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3 comments on “3 Dead In Fresh Xenophobic Attacks In SA

  1. United Nations always remain silent when foreigners are being killed during xenophobia attacks but they are ones who always preach about human rights. They know human rights when it comes to Zimbabwe, we expect UN to save our relatives in South Africa.

  2. a Forum should be created to mobilise people to fight back by closing all the borders to South Africa and burning down their trucks as long they are in foreign land since they want to do business alone.The South African pres incite violence and people smile. its high time people from different countries should respond by closing borders.South Africa is making money by exporting finished products and also taking minerals like platinum,nickel,chrome from Zimbabwe,Zambia, Mozambique etc. The SA pres is out of order he should not use cheap campaign tools for cheap politics. He should turnaround the economy not incite violence. If South Africa can stand alone it should not trade with other countries and should not be selective. only troubled by people who are self employed and employed legally.it’s insane to hear a leader inciting xenophobic attacks. They burn our brothers alive, i am hurt by this. i believe its high time people from different countries join and fight back if such xenophobic attacks happen again. if they do so all neighbouring countries burn their trucks and people found in foreign land also.its been long hearing this shit.nobody is special than the other neither South Africa is special. we are all equal and have a right to live.NB:50+ % of South African economy is foreign owned thru FDI BOOT ,BOT contracts.infrastructure is foreign owned there is not much to pride their selves in.why not chasing investors out of the country. that’s being naive! BUSINESS INSIDER | HOMEPAGE |
    Foreign direct investment in
    SA rocketed by 446% in
    2018 – these were the
    hottest sectors
    James de Villiers , Business Insider SA
    Jan 22
    Foreign direct investment into South
    Africa grew from $1.3 billion in 2017 to
    $7.1 billion (R98.6 billion) in 2018 – an
    increase of 446% – a new United Nations
    report found .
    In February 2018, newly elected president
    Cyril Ramaphosa said he aims to attract
    $100bn, or about R1.4 trillion, investment
    to South Africa by 2023.
    The UN Conference on Trade and
    Development (UNCTAD) Global Investment
    Trends Monitor report, released on
    Monday, said South Africa successfully
    managed to turn around the sharp
    declines in FDI since 2014.
    It said FDI investments were
    predominantly devoted to mining,
    petroleum refinery, food processing,
    information and communications
    technologies, and renewable energy.
    Last year, China committed to R193
    billion in new investments in South Africa.
    One of the biggest Chinese investments in
    South Africa was the recently-opened
    $840 million (R11 billion) BAIC vehicle
    plant at the Coega harbour.
    Saudi Arabia said it would invest $10
    billion – specifically in the energy sector,
    including building refineries,
    petrochemicals and renewable energy.
    Among the companies that announced
    they would pump new money into South
    Africa, was Mercedes Benz, which said it
    would invest R10 billion.
    Despite the increase in FDI, the World
    Bank expects that the South African
    economy will grow by a meagre 1.3% in
    2019 .
    The report found that African FDI grew
    from $13.4 billion to $13.9 billion, or 6%,
    predominantly helped by growth in South
    Africa and Egypt.
    Foreign Direct Investment per region, 2018
    compared to 2017 (screenshot, UNCTAD)
    FDI in Southern Africa grew to $4.5 billion
    in 2018, while global FDI fell to an
    estimated $1.2 trillion in 2018 from
    $1.47 trillion in 2017.
    The drop, the third in three years, brings
    FDI flows back to the low point reached
    after the global financial crisis.
    Foreign Direct Investment to the top host
    economies (screenshot, UNCTAD)
    “The factors behind this negative trend,
    such as lower profitability of foreign
    investment and shifts in global value
    chains, are not changing in the near
    future,” James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD’s
    Investment Division, said in a statement.
    “The macro-economic backdrop is also
    deteriorating.”If they can manage their economy alone close doors to FDI also.drive all foreigners out!

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