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Diepsloot South Africans fight foreigners

by Mandla Ndlovu
06 Apr 2022 at 08:00hrs | Views
Reports coming from neighbouring South Africa indicate that residents of the poverty stricken Diepsloot township in Gauteng have launched an  Operation Khumbulekhaya which is aimed at removing foreigners who reside there.

Video footage emerged online showing residents burning tyres and other rubble to block off a road. The video shows multiple fires burning in a line along a street on Tuesday night. Residents are demanding more police units in the area as crime has been on a steady rise and they accuse foreign nationals of being behind crime.

SA Federation of Trade Unions general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has condemned the sprouting anti-foreign campaigns led by Operation Dudula calling them a scapegoat for capitalist crisis.

"Dudula is scapegoating a capitalist crisis and a total neglect of the African working class all over the continent on the migrant workers! That's why those that have betrayed the working class support it. It helps the ANC blame migration for the 12.4 million unemployment crisis." Vavi said.

Research Analyst Shephard Dube says the anti-foreign operation should not target ordinary people but should put the blame on the African National Congress.

"Operation Dudula is a sad development but we can not blame locals for not liking black and brown foreign nationals. It's their country consequently it's their choice who they want in their country." Dube said. "However, up until South Africans remove the ANC government they can not and should not complain about Zimbabweans in South Africa. Successive ANC administrations from Thabo Mbeki to Cyril Ramaphosa have allied themselves to ZANU PF, a party that has caused many Zimbabweans to cross into South Africa."

This is a developing story…

Source - Byo24News