Still in the atmosphere of xenophobic attack on foreigners, particularly Nigerians, some South African citizens have embarked on a protest, demanding the immediate exit of foreigners in the country.
The residents of hostels in eastern Johannesburg marched along Jules Street in the area, demanding that “foreigners must go back to where they came from”.
Sowetan Live reports that the protesters, were heading to Jules Park where former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to address them.
However, the leadership of hostel dwellers in Johannesburg has asked the government to engage the citizens about finding solutions to the clashes with foreign nationals.
Siphiwe Mhlongo, chairman of hostel headmen (izinduna) in Gauteng, said; “We are not happy with how the government has tried to resolve the problems that the country is facing.
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“The government must come speak to the people and explain what it is going to do with the foreign nationals who are here illegally,”