Is the state complicit in xenophobic violence in South Africa?

13 August 2019

On 7 August 2019, amid police raids targeting counterfeit goods, a “xenophobic mob” armed with crude weapons rampaged the inner city, breaking and looting foreign-owned shops. The mob’s xenophobic intent was very clear. It wanted to do what the state had failed to do: remove foreigners from the city.

Jean-Pierre Misago writes for the Daily Maverick. Read the article here.

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