Zuma Condemns Attacks On Foreigners


SOUTH Africa President Jacob Zuma on Thursday condemned the recent spate of attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in Soweto, Johannesburg, and other areas.

Responding in Parliament to debate on his State of the Nation address, Zuma noted that spaza shops and other small township businesses were disappearing, and needed support.

“The recent tragic and unacceptable incidents of violence and looting of shops of foreign nationals in Soweto are a reminder of the need to support local entrepreneurs and eliminate possibilities for criminal elements to exploit local frustrations.

“As said before, we condemn attacks on foreign nationals and there can be no justification for that type of conduct in any community in our country,” he said.