Zimbabwean Killed in cruel and indignity manner by mob of uncivilized South Africans

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26 November 2012

It happened in the Squatter Camp of Honeydew north of Johannesburg, that a Zimbabwean man was dragged from his shack by a mob of South Africans and beaten to death. It is alleged that after being killed he was burned by car tires.

The motive behind the killing is not known but it is reported by eyewitnesses, that the South Africans were shouting “we don’t want to see Zimbabweans in our country, “ “they are thieves.” About four South Africans have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Honeydew police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Karen Jacobs said: “The four men we arrested are members of the South African National Civic Organisation. We are planning to make more arrests. It does not matter if someone belongs to a political party or an organisation, murder is murder and we will act,” said Jacobs. Daily Sun reported.

In many South African townships and squatter camps foreigners are living in fear of xenophobia violence. They are accused of taking opportunities, jobs and women of South Africans.

South African president Jacob Zuma has so much improved the lives and welfare of Zimbabweans. Under President Zuma’s rule deportations of Zimbabweans have drastically reduced. Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans have been given permits by Zuma’s government. Many Zimbabweans are thankful to Zuma and wish him more success in his political career.

Zimbabwe refugees suffered a lot under the former President Thabo Mbeki, a staunch support of Robert Mugabe. Severe xenophobic violence that left many dead erupted in 2008 when Mbeki was fiercely defending the crisis in Zimbabwe.

Collen Makumbirofa

Foundation of Reason & Justice

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