Justice Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa and other SADC leaders to discuss violent attacks targeted at foreign nationals.
Mnangagwa who is the current chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation is currently in South Africa attending the World Economic Forum meeting.
Ziyambi also said that the violence now constituted a security threat to the whole region. Speaking on Afrophobia, he said:
This has become a serious security issue in the region and I understand the President will discuss the matter with President Ramaphosa and other SADC leaders to have stability in the region.
This is also going to be one of the major talking points at the WEF. The violence has also prompted President Mnangagwa to attend the WEF and find ways to end the xenophobic attacks. Other SADC leaders face the same problem.
Analysts have been saying that Mnangagwa is “heartless” as he was not taking bold steps to address the South Africa crisis.
They argued that Zimbabwe was to be on the forefront denouncing violence as South Africa houses scores of Zimbabweans who skipped the borders in search of greener pastures.
Their remarks come as other African countries have taken measures including cancelling football matches with South Africa or engaging South Africa authorities as a way to show displeasure in the way foreign nationals were being treated in South Africa.
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