Government Urged to Recognise Xenophobia

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 14:32
Three South Africa NGOs say officials seem to be avoiding use of the word xenophobia in the hope that the violence in the Western Cape would subside
Three NGOs, the Social Justice Coalition, Equal Education and the Treatment Action Campaign, say officials seem to be avoiding use of the word xenophobia in the hope that the violence in the Western Cape would subside.

In a press statement, the three organisations point out that, “We call on local, provincial and national government to immediately recognise that individuals around Cape Town and the Western Cape are being targeted based on their nationality.”

“It appears that senior police and the intelligence services have failed to properly brief president Zuma and the Cabinet,” the say.

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Source: 
The Citizen