MDC gets distress calls from scared Zimbabweans

2010-07-13 13:30

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has received more than 200 calls from distressed Zimbabweans fearing xenophobic attacks in South Africa, an official said.

MDC SA spokesperson Sibanengi Dube said: “Since Sunday, we’ve been receiving calls. I received 207 calls from members of the party who say they can’t go home. They said they were seeing locals standing in groups, strategising to attack.”

Dube said the calls were from all corners of the country but mostly from the Western Cape: “I received calls of individuals who claimed to have been beaten up.”

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