Foreign man shares heartbreaking story of the 'abuse' his family experiences in SA

Foreign man shares heartbreaking story of the 'abuse' his family experiences in SA

Recently, the story of a Mozambican man made its way on social media and it broke Facebook users' hearts.

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Social media page, Humans of New York, shared the story of a man who immigrated to South African from Mozambique with his then pregnant wife.

The man, whose name was not given, said he came to South Africa to find a better job and give his wife and child the lives they deserved.

However, the xenophobia in South Africa has left the man fearing for the lives of his wife and baby.

Briefly.co.za learned he wanted his wife and child to go back to their native country, but it was 'too early' for them to leave because their baby was born prematurely.

"I’ll feel safer when they’re gone. It’s too dangerous for them here. South Africa is a good place to work, but they don’t like us being here so much," he said.

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Foreign man shares heartbreaking story of the 'abuse' his family experiences in SA

Foreign man shares heartbreaking story of the 'abuse' his family experiences in SA. Photo credit: Humans of New York/Facebook.

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The man added the "abuse" mainly comes from other black people, who would call them names and tell them to go back to where they came from.

The dad believes the hostility is due to a fear that foreigners were taking locals' jobs.

"They attack us because they think we’re stealing their jobs. But I’m just doing what I know. They don’t understand what it’s like in my country. You can’t survive with kids. I’m just making the only choice I have," the emotional post concluded.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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