Looting is a tale of pride and prejudice

2015-02-01 15:00

Last week Gauteng experienced the worst looting of foreign-owned shops and property since 2008. This brings shame to all South Africans who fought for the freedom and liberation of our country.

Killing and torture of any foreigner is a crime and illegal. So, in order to forge a way forward and prevent future occurrences, we need all stakeholders to do proper research and come up with long-lasting solutions to ensure foreign nationals live happily in our country.

Makhosonke Mkhaliphi

Piet Retief

At the dawn of this year, xenophobic attacks have led to massive looting of Somalian-owned shops, loss of livelihood and lives, in particular that of a 14-year-old teenager and 13-month-old baby.

Xenophobia is perceived to have significantly increased after 1994.

It is imperative to note human rights are inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language – or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination.

Bukola Adenubi


I want to compliment those gutsy enough to finally take a stand against foreigners – who helped close our once successful clothing and textile factories.

Today, many South Africans are pushing carts collecting scrap metal, are selling drugs, are only employed because of affirmative action or are involved in illegal activities to make a living.

It’s so great to see South Africans taking a stand, like the way it was done to fight apartheid, but this time it’s to fight for jobs for all South Africans.

Zahir Danbar


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