South Africans fed up with crime, not xenophobic

26 February, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Eileen Guzman
  • Xenophobia Why attacks still happen – South African envoy

On Monday, Nigeria's presidency called on the SA government to step in to stop what it called "xenophobic attacks", following recent reports of violence against Nigerians and other nationals in Pretoria.

Resentment against foreigners has sometimes turned deadly in South Africa amid accusations that they take jobs from locals in a country where unemployment is above 25 percent.

Also, a march took place in Pretoria West against illegal immigrants following violence in the area, where some people were reported to be stopping vehicles from leaving the township.

Authorities must ensure adequate protection for all refugees and migrants living in South Africa, amid the current protests in Pretoria and the escalating xenophobic tension and attacks in different parts of Gauteng Province, Amnesty International said today.

South African President Jacob Zuma said concern about crime and drugs was widespread.

Rubber bullets, water cannons and stun grenades were employed by law enforcement during the planned march in Pretoria, which seemingly centered on xenophobia.

"I am married to a South African woman and wake up every morning to provide for my wife and my children", he explained.

Random acts of violence, looting and destruction of property had occurred, Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane said.

Lahore twin blasts: 6 dead, 15 injured in multiple explosions in Pakistan
However, TTP supports operations outside the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, while the Afghan Taliban focuses on Afghanistan. Pakistan was once again rocked by blasts today in which eight persons were killed and more than 35 injured in Lahore .

Sixers trade Ersan Ilyasova to Hawks for Tiago Splitter, second-round picks
Ilyasova will likely come off the bench behind Millsap, giving Dwight Howard another interesting player to share the floor with. Wojnarowski reports the Chicago Bulls are trying to acquire Okafor and are engaged in continuing discussions with Philadelphia.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Said Old Transgender Guidelines Were 'Overreach'
Ms DeVos, 59, has worked for more than two decades promoting charter schools and school voucher programmes in MI and other states. DeVos accused the "education establishment" of "blocking the doorway to reforms, fixes and improvements for a generation".

Police tried to keep protesters, some of them armed with sticks and pipes, apart from foreigners who were gathered to express alarm about recent attacks.

"The government of South Africa is criminally quiet and they say silence is consent, and their police are folding their hands while they are killing Nigerians, this is conspiracy, enough is enough, " he said.

"Our government is doing everything possible to sensitise all South Africans that the country is an integral part of Africa and our success or failures can not be isolated from that of Africa as a whole".

The Majority Leader said he did not understand why Ghanaians were being accused of taking over South African jobs.

Zuma said South Africans are not xenophobic, and he called on everyone, citizens and non-citizens, to work together to combat the country's high crime rate.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to send a delegation comprising of its members and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to engage the South African over the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

"We are sick and exhausted of foreigners who are coming to sell drugs and kill our people; we can't let the community go down like this", an angry South African man, who didn't want to be named, said.

He said only 5% of immigrants were refugees.


  • Two cities remain for the 2024 Olympic Games

    Two cities remain for the 2024 Olympic Games

    Opponents of the bid have highlighted concerns about the environment, corruption risks and overspending. Now Budapest has retired as well, leaving only Paris and Los Angeles on the shortlist.
    1 in 4 Drug Overdoses in the US Are from Heroin

    1 in 4 Drug Overdoses in the US Are from Heroin

    There were 12,989 fatal overdoses involving heroin in 2015, the new data shows , compared to 3,036 recorded five years before. Chris Christie and the state's legislature for mandating insurance cover up to six months of addiction treatment.

    Investor's Watch List: New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ)

    What's more, the odds are tilted in favor of more dividend hikes in 2017, which New Residential Investment can easily afford. New Residential Investment pulled in $2.14/share in core earnings in 2016, while paying out $1.84/share in dividends.
  • Warner Bros. is working on a Nightwing movie

    Warner Bros. is working on a Nightwing movie

    Hopefully, though, Chris McKay will be allowed to maintain moments of levity and silliness within this new Nightwing movie . If you thought you had a handle on the DC superhero movies , Warner about to mess everything up once again.
    Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Identify Unnecessary Regulations

    Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Identify Unnecessary Regulations

    Trump noted he previously issued an order requiring two old regulations to be eliminated for every new regulation implemented. Trump, left, hands Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, an executive order in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday.
    Victoria's Secret sales down

    Victoria's Secret sales down

    The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -21.49% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -21.49 percent. In addition to Telsey Advisory reporting its stock price target , a total of 28 brokers have issued a research note on L Brands .
  • Moses Stars, Fabregas Scores On EPL Landmark As Chelsea Subdue Swansea

    Fabregas met Hazard's pull back with a thunderous drive that clattered off the crossbar with Fabianski beaten. Referee Neil Swarbrick dismissed the appeals and Clement did not approach him about the decision afterwards.
    U of A officials say four cases of mumps confirmed

    U of A officials say four cases of mumps confirmed

    It's recommended that people with mumps stay out of public places five to nine days after salivary glands first started to swell. It is preventable by vaccine which is usually administered to patients at 12 months, and again between the ages of 4 and 6.
    U.S.  crude oil stocks build for seventh straight week

    U.S. crude oil stocks build for seventh straight week

    US crude oil inventories rose just 564,000 barrels last week, but marked a seventh consecutive weekly increase. The contract advanced 74 cents to $56.58 on Thursday and is headed for a 0.8 percent gain this week.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks of Rising Anti-Semitism in Address to Australian Jewish Community

    Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks of Rising Anti-Semitism in Address to Australian Jewish Community

    However, were concerned about the unhelpful and sometimes even hurtful nature of SUPER's one-sided and harsh critique of Israel. Obviously, most Palestinians would not embrace a one-state solution in which they were denied full rights.
    Mama June Shannon used Tinder to find date to ex-husband's wedding

    Mama June Shannon used Tinder to find date to ex-husband's wedding

    PHOTOS: Honey Boo Boo Horror! Crooks said he worked with Shannon after her surgery because her weight loss began to plateau. June Shannon visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California.

    Hyderabad engineer killed in US

    The United States Embassy has condemned the shooting and has said that a "thorough investigation" will be conducted in the case. Purinton is being held on $2 million bond; he's expected to be extradited from Henry County, Mo., to face charges.


US Democrats Decry White House Pressure On FBI Over Trump-Russia Contacts
KELLYANNE CONWAY , Counselor to the President: Well, I think, by tomorrow, this will be TPAC this year. When Chris Wallace pressed Priebus on who told him that, he refused to identify his source.

Your workout could be killing your sex life
Among those who took part were running, cycling and endurance athletes who were contacted through trade magazines. The findings were discussed in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink
However, high-level academic achievement was linked to a lower risk of hazardous drinking (to the point of drunkenness). The alarming findings of the new study appeared in the most recent edition of the British Medical Journal Open .

Here's how to get Apple Airpods in a colour other than white
Besides having to wait for the 10-12 week turnaround, you might have guessed that ColorWare charges a premium for its services. However, both shops, ColorWave and BlackPods, are assuring all of us that they are making a real legit colored AirPods.

Angelique Kerber tops Monica Puig, advances to quarterfinals in Dubai
Angelique Kerber's bid to return to world No.1 remains on course after she reached the Dubai Tennis Championships quarter-finals. But a string of double faults - including two in the 5-3 game - and loose errors off the ground handed Kerber the opening set.

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Western Mosul
According to Bayzani, there were many ISIS casualties in the battle, and a lot of the militant group's weaponry was destroyed. The advances come days after Iraqi forces officially launched the operation to push IS out of Mosul's western half.

Lindsay Lohan says she was profiled while wearing headscarf
Model Tegan Martin kicked by zebra on Aussie reality show I'm A Celebrity Is Angelina Jolie done with Hollywood? "I was in shock". Watch VH1 stars say farewell to beloved President Obama .

DUK Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average
The company reported $1.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.10. The Company operates in four segments: industrial, medical office, office real estate investments and service operations.

BAE Systems plc 25% Potential Decrease Indicated by Barclays Capital
The Company's segments are UK Bus, UK Coach, Rail, North America, Spain and Morocco, and Central functions. Bovis Homes Group (LON:BVS) has a 50 day moving average of 825.46 and a 200 day moving average of 832.42.

Marine Le Pen's lead widens in latest electoral poll
Ms Le Pen has meanwhile walked out of a meeting with the leading Muslim cleric in Lebanon in a row over a headscarf. Le Pen's body guard, who was also interrogated today, was released without being charged.