800 Zimbabweans Displaced, 1 Dead In Anti-African Attacks In South Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE – One Zimbabwean national died in escalating anti-African attacks in Durban, South Africa, as the Zimbabwean Government yesterday set up an inter-ministerial team to facilitate the immediate return of those displaced by the attacks. Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said in a statement yesterday that reports indicated that the attacks were serious and close to 800 Zimbabweans had been displaced and fled to a camp established in Chatsworth, Durban.

“So far, it has been established that one Zimbabwean has died,” he said.

“As a result of these reports, Government decided that those Zimbabweans wishing to return home be facilitated to do so immediately.

“An inter-ministerial team has been put together at both ministerial and senior official level. The team is expeditiously putting in place the logistics as well as the resources necessary for this exercise in close liaison with the Zimbabwean Ambassador in South Africa and his staff.”

Minister Mumbengegwi said a number of Zimbabweans had expressed their wish to return home to embassy officials who visited Durban to assess the situation and discovered that it was tense.

This came as South African ambassador Mr. Vusi Mavimbela said in an interview yesterday that his country lacked the capacity to deal with the flurry of xenophobic attacks targeting foreigners.

“The police, really, to be honest, if this thing spreads, the police don’t have the physical capacity to be everywhere and to arrest everybody who is involved,” he said.

“I know you watch South African TV you see things like service delivery protests that happen, flare up all the time in South Africa and the police have never been able to contain it.
This xenophobic thing that is happening in South Africa you know if its spreading the police are going to be spread thin all the time and they can’t be at every informal settlement.”
Mr. Mavimbela said the South African government needed to come up with a holistic approach in addressing socio-economic issues and immigration laws to reduce the competition for resources between South Africans and foreigners.

He spoke as the South African government warned foreigners against retaliating.

Zimbabwean Ambassador to South Africa Mr. Isaac Moyo said in an interview yesterday that he was yet to confirm reports of the deaths of two Zimbabweans, among them a toddler.

He said over 2,000 foreigners, including Zimbabweans had been displaced.

Mr. Moyo said the embassy, with the assistance of the host government, had started documenting Zimbabweans affected by the attacks who are at Chatsworth Camp in Durban.

“We met with South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Mr. Malusi Gigaba and the premier for Kwazulu Natal Province to get an appreciation of their plans to arrest the volatile situation and assist the victims,” said Mr. Moyo.

“We are very hopeful that a solution will be arrived at soon.”

Mr. Moyo said the embassy was encountering challenges in cases where undocumented South African women were insisting on travelling to Zimbabwe with their husbands.

He said about 10 undocumented South African women were insisting on travelling with their husbands, while 120 Zimbabweans had left their properties under the attack of South Africans.

Mr. Moyo said the situation was dire in Durban given the cold weather persisting there and the absence of adequate tents to house the displaced people.

The Durban violence outbreak follows similar violence in Soweto where foreign shops were looted and foreigners displaced three weeks ago.

The attacks started after Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini said in a public speech that foreigners in South Africa should return to their countries and the remarks were widely viewed as having sparked the xenophobic attacks.

In 2008, in the worst violence to date against foreigners, over a dozen people were killed — some burnt alive through neck-lacing, a barbaric, painful slow-killing method in which a burning tyre, filled with petrol, is placed around one’s neck.

At the time, the then South African president Mbeki, horrified by the violence, said South Africans’ heads were “bowed in shame.”


By: Lovemore Mataire, Nyemudzai Kakore And Thupeyo Muleya


Anti-African Violence In South Africa: Africans Murdered And Their Businesses Looted And Burned



  1. There is no such thing as a White African/Afrikaner, there can never be one either. They are 98-100% Europoid, and should be labeled as such, they invaded Africa – no-one invited them nor did they ask permission to enter our homes. How can we label them African/Afrikaner when they destroyed Mama Afrika? Raped, murdered and enslaved Her children? These invaders can NEVER be apart of Afrika, NEVER.

  2. Not all South Africans kiss white-ass, I’m fighting white people where-ever I can. I told one of my fellow African that we need to get the overpopulated white people out of African, especially S.Africa – he told me that I’m a MORON and should forget about White people and history, AND that I should go back to where I came from, even though I told him that I’m indigenous to southern Africa, he still called me “intruder” but calls white people Afrikaners/Afrikaaners(which means African). Some Africans are fucked up, I agree but there are some of us who try to change things.

  3. Death of “Kwerekwere” * I walk the streets Afraid Filled with trepidation I’ve committed no crime Nor harmed anyone I just seek peace for myself My children My people In the motherland I call home I whistle to seem brave And counter my fear A can clatters I jump startled My hand trembles My hearts races I await the dread voices Cold accusing Merciless “Kwerekwere” they will say Mockingly Accusingly I turn my collar up And sink deeper into my cowled hood Will that hide me Should I speak when someone greets me Or should I just ignore them My voice will betray me And fingers pointed at me “Kwerekwere” it will say A death sentence in one word A young man passes A panga in his hand He looks a little like my cousin from the south My heart thuds “Sawubona” he says I nod silently I dont know the language I try to hurry without hurrying He stops Turns And chases me I run I try and hide A little boy come out “kwerekwere” he shouts excitedly Like any little boy playing policemen and robbers Even children are unwitting murderers I think to myself The thug returns He looks different now Cold and unfriendly I cower in the dark The panga descends I scream into the night People close their curtains Others just laugh Yet others pretend that I don’t exist “the foreigners must leave” a king says on TV I fall bleeding My blood flows over a tattered poster “ANC” it says “building the nation together” I lay in the cold Pictures of my children before my eyes A piece of paper flutters and covers me A burial shroud for a man far from home It doesn’t really matter anymore It’s just the death of another “kwerekwere” Africa wraps her arms around me and weeps silently another child dead in her arms i am not “kwerekwere” anymore but just another dead child in the arms of his mother ______________________________________ _________ rassool jibraeel snyman – © 2015 “The Poetic Assassin”

  4. I am totally overwhelmed with the Killing events and atrocities on blacks around the world, In Africa we are killing each other due purely to stupidity and ignorance while in America, they are killing blacks due purely to racism. The whole world came together to liberate South Africa from such brutality and now they are doing it to their fellow black people? I really don’t know how to describe this barbarity taking place in South Africa, even animals protect their kinds. While these barbaric killings in south Africa is going on, one would expect African leaders to come together to bring an end to such barbaric behaviour but like always, these cowards ignorant fools who call themselves leaders are hiding in their presidential palaces doing nothing while our country men are being slaughtered. If these were to happen to citizens of any western nation, evacuation actions would already be taking place. There is no single real leader on the continent Africa, Africans all over the world are people without any protection but being govern by criminals called politicians.

  5. What a pitiful view, a shame , uncivilized minds , blacks killing blacks has become more than just a party can be , preying on one another just like animals , I feel bad , when will an african learn live in peace , what does the bible says ” see how pleasing it is brothers live together in harmony “. Some people r soulful while others r soulless, these two can’t be mixed. If the locals have criminal minds , how about its justice system ? I believe what u see is what u get. The government is as good as its own flock. Give them names or whatever …. Coz they need to be tamed … Prayers for u mi people till we meet again. I got love for u Africa. God is a living God Coz u ain’t leaving us in vain. Africa get United , it’s about that time men. Words out peace to u all.

  6. What a big shame,you S.Africans have been under Europeans for many centuries,apartheid destroyed your minds and left you loose and now you do not revenge the European but you call your fellow African a foreigner.You really need your African mind because your actions are inhuman.

  7. The South African police has been able to keep 85% of SA population in bondage for more than 100 years but now is unable to contain the same population from which only a minority is criminal.

  8. South Africans are primitive Hunter and gatherers. Whites tried to civilize them with no success.

  9. It’s so sad , shame on us , most of us are victims of stereotypes , instead of uniting and helping each other we end up fighting and killing ourselves .this is a very negative messages from people that I used to proud of .