Zuma criticised for soft stance on xenophobia

jacob_zuma_2JOHANNESBURG - Influential South African social justice and human rights organisation, The Black Sash movement, has criticised President Jacob Zuma over.....

his failure to make a decisive stance to stamp out xenophobic incidents in the countrys poor communities.

Black Sash Advocacy Programmes manager, Nkosikhulule Nyembezi, told The Zimbabwean that his organisation had anticipated that Zuma would make a bold statement denouncing the targeting of foreign nationals living in South Africa, especially during his recent state of the nation address.

It is regrettable that many programmes are being initiated and funded to welcome visitors for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted in the country from June 11, whilst poor migrant visitors from the SADC region are constant victims of xenophobic attacks, he said.

Jacques Kamanda, Secretary General of the Coordinating Body for Refugee Communities (CBRC), said xenophobia would always be a part of the South African community as the government had not implemented a strong deterrent stand of punishment for perpetrators.

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