South Africa violence provokes anger of a continent

South Africa violence provokes anger of a continent

South Africa is not like any other country – it has a special place in the hearts of ordinary Africans. But that could change after the recent fatal attacks on immigrants.

( Chanel 4 News) Africans worldwide have taken to social media to show their anger against the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, writes Channel 4 News reporter Jamal Osman.

At least five immigrants have been killed in the latest attack. Many others have closed their businesses for fear of their safety.

Zimbabweans, Mozambicans, Malawians, Congolese, Somalis and Ethiopians have borne the brunt of the attacks.

People will be appalled by any killings. But what makes this particularly chilling is the beatings and burnings of fellow Africans – captured on cameras and then posted online. It’s important to note that some of the videos circulating are not recent.

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