Zuma: Majority of South Africans not xenophobic

By Drum Digital
25 April 2015

President Jacob Zuma has acknowledged that the recent attacks on foreign nationals was not a first time occurrence but reassured organisations representing them that majority of South Africans were not xenophobic.

Zuma met with more than 50 representatives from various organisations representing foreign nationals in South Africa at the Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday.

Seven people have been killed during the violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in the past weeks.

The president called the meeting to hear foreign nationals' concerns and communicate government's efforts to end the attacks and discuss a possible solution, the presidency said.

"As government we believe in dealing with the challenges we face together," Zuma said in a statement following the meeting.

"Therefore we called this meeting so we can discuss and involve organisations representing foreign nationals in South Africa in finding collective solutions so that these attacks do not happen again.

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