Government has launched an ambitious campaign to prevent future outbreaks of xenophobic violence‚ aimed at changing the way South Africans think about foreigners.
Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko, points out that, “Now that the situation is stabilising‚ the government is turning its attention to a long-term‚ sustainable intervention that will address the underlying mindsets that motivate these attacks in the first place. It is imperative that the root cause be addressed‚ and for mindsets to be transformed.”
Nhleko says government want to create a generation of citizens that is “free from prejudice…enabling them to challenge xenophobic tendencies in society.”
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