Government confirms Kenyans among those caught up in deadly xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Kenya's High Commissioner to South Africa, Jean Kamau, has confirmed that several Kenyans were attacked in Gauteng Province in the deadly xenophobic attacks.

The attacks that started on Sunday in Johannesburg have so far spread to other major cities in the country with those most affected being Nigerians and Somalis.

The most affected Kenyans are traders, with two shop owners already being affected after their businesses were looted, burned down and physically attacked.

Reports indicate that some of the victims were also raped.

Ambassador Kamau, on Wednesday, urged all Kenyan residents to report attacks to the police.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has been forced to come out and strongly condemn the attacks targeting foreign nationals.

“Attacks on businesses run by foreign nationals is something totally unacceptable, something that we cannot allow to happen in South Africa,” Mr. Ramaphosa said in a video posted online.

The attacks have sparked outrage and condemnation in equal measure but this ignorant South Africans have vowed to eject all foreigners, who they claim have taken up their jobs, from their country.


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