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Xenophobia: We are an angry nation – South Africa’s defence minister

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South Africa’s Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said that attacks against foreigners in South Africa can’t be prevented because the country is an angry nation.

Nosiviwe made it clear that it is not the first time alot of people have been killed in South Africa but majority are planned by criminals.

According to her, there is no solution the SA government can provide except if Africans hold hands together between government and all state entities to find solutions to what is happening.

She told eNCA: “People are saying it is xenophobic attacks (but) it is not the first time we have had them in the past. Here, we have criminals that have read the situation and are aware that we have challenges right now.

Ascene of the attack in S/A

“We have talked on the issues of high rate of unemployment, of some foreign nationals who are not conducting themselves in an appropriate manner as we would expect, those breaking the bylaws of the country, and you now have criminal elements who have decided that we are going to use all of those things to find reasons to attack people. It is unfortunate and should not happen.

“The reality is that we need to have a serious dialogue about what is happening, we must take responsibility. The reality is that we are an angry nation and we must talk about it.

“Why are we an angry nation? Why are we so determined to collapse our project of nation building and social cohesion? We need to hold hands together between government and all state entities and the civil society and find solutions to what is happening.”

“The reality is that we have an angry nation. What’s happening can never be prevented by any government. This is well orchestrated by criminal elements. Nothing political whatsoever.”

Source: Sahara Reporters

 

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  1. If it cant be prevented by government why are you asking for discussions? Is it only foreign nationals that break the law in South Africa?

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