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US Group Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In SA, Sues For Peace

A US-based group, Socio Political Awareness Forum, SPAF has condemned in strong terms, the recent and unfortunate trend of xenophobia in the Republic of South Africa.

Rising from an emergency meeting from its Milwaukee WI, USA base, the group expressed its total dismay at the spate of killings in the former Apartheid thorn zone, stating that the phenomenon is needless.

Speaking on behalf of SPAF, the group’s President, High Chief Richard Ebunoluwa Nwabuzo, stated in a communique sent to the media, that the Republic of South Africa, despite its historical social, economic and political struggles, remains a nation that has been hospitable to fellow Africans and foreigners.

He therefore decried a situation where unscrupulous elements in the country have gone on a murderous spree targeted at foreigners particularly African immigrants.

Chief Nwabuzo also bemoaned the barbaric practice and urged the South African authorities to, not only condemn this criminality, but exert the full weight of the law on the individuals found guilty and protect the lives and properties of all citizens in South Africa whether immigrants or natives.

The SPAF President urged the Government and people of South Africa, to recall that the nations whose individuals have been lost to xenophobia, stood by and fought for South Africa’s liberation from Apartheid regime and that all lives are precious not only to a nation but to humanity.

The group, through its president, has also announced its intention to dispatch a letter to His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, seeking urgent investigations and immediate action into the matter.

The SPAF urged the residents, immigrants and international community to take urgent and immediate steps on the matter and admonished all Africans to live in peace with one another.


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