Dynamos Football Club has condemned the recent xenophobic attacks that swept South Africa’s Johannesburg and other places.
In a statement on Saturday, club chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa that condemned the barbaric and inhumane treatment of foreign nationals living in South Africa in recent days. He said:
Dynamos FC commits to taking part in a high-profile club tournament pitting clubs from Zimbabwe and South Africa during which the participating teams can denounce all forms of violence, intolerance and above all, xenophobia.
We shall always be available to take part in any campaign organised by the leagues, Zifa, Cosafa, Caf and Fifa to either promote awareness on social ills and health conditions or denounce civil strife, violence and abuses.
We say no to xenophobia.
Dynamos joins the rest of the international community in condemning in no uncertain terms the barbaric and inhumane treatment of foreign nationals living in South Africa during the xenophobic attacks which took place in South Africa this week.
Violence and intolerance have no place in modern-day society and we sympathise with the victims of the ugly orgy of thuggery whose perpetrators must be brought to book.
Xenophobia is a blemish on the Southern African community and we appeal for normalcy to return to South Africa.
Mupfurutsa named a number of Zimbabweans who have played or are currently playing in the South African premiership, among them the Mugeyi twins, the Moyo twins, Elvis Chipezeze and Khama Billiat.
He further reminded the South Africans that they hired all these players with the full knowledge that they were Zimbabwean nationals.