The ruling ZANU PF party on Thursday issued a statement condemning the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The party’s secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Khaya Moyo, said that the attacks are a betrayal of the sacrifices made by African countries in the fight against apartheid. He said:
ZANU-PF is deeply perturbed by the current xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the attendant loss of lives and destruction of property.
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The barbaric attacks on fellow African nationals by their social kind is unfortunate and off tangent with the values and ideals of Pan Africanism and the spirit of Ubuntu.
The revolutionary party ZANU-PF and its first secretary and President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, extend heartfelt condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Further, the attacks betray the camaraderie and sacrifice that was exhibited by many African states, in particular, those in the Southern and Western Africa towards the fall of apartheid and the ultimate liberation of South Africa from shackles of colonialism.
The xenophobic attacks are characterised by the looting of businesses owned by foreigners, with haulages trucks being driven by foreign nationals being attacked as well.
Immigrants from various African countries were physically attacked with several deaths recorded.