Xenophobic Attacks: ‘South African government must implement urgent steps’ – John Mahama
Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama is the latest to comment on the barbaric attacks meted on African nationals living in South Africa. John Mahama took to his official Facebook account to express his concern on recent attacks that have attracted mass debate.
There has been several xenophobic attacks in South Africa, according to its citizens, immigrants are taking over their jobs and also contributing to the high rate of crimes in their country.
The recent attack and looting of foreign owned shops have led to governments repatriating their citizens. More than 67 Africans were killed in South Africa from 2000 to 2008. The recent attack has recorded 5 deaths with several properties destroyed.
Former President, John Dramani Mahama wrote;
“The xenophobic attacks on Africans in Alexandra, South Africa are condemnable and run absolutely contrary to all our efforts at continental integration. Clearly, and as I have said in the past, the perpetrators of these gruesome attacks are ignorant of the continental solidarity that was required to defeat apartheid and give birth to the new South African nation. Certainly the South African Government must take responsibility for these inhuman actions and implement urgent steps to prevent these attacks from recurring in the future.”