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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: allAfrica.]

Zimbabweans living in South Africa now fear fresh xenophobic attacks after recent remarks by a South African King calling for the deportation of all foreigners living in that country.

According to South African media reports, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called for the deportation of foreigners in South Africa, saying it was unacceptable for South Africans to compete with people from other countries for the few economic opportunities available.

Addressing Pongolo community members during a moral regeneration event last Friday, Zwelithini accused government of failing to protect locals from the “influx of foreign nationals”.

“When you walk in the street you cannot recognise a shop that you used to know because it has been taken over by foreigners, who then mess it up by hanging amanikiniki (rags),” he said.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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