Briefly asked and SA answered: Can Africans be foreigners in Africa?

Briefly asked and SA answered: Can Africans be foreigners in Africa?

Xenophobia remains a hotly-debated topic in South Africa, and there are vastly different views on the matter. Some South Africans feel that Africa belongs to all Africans and there should be no foreigners, others feel borders exist for a reason.

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South Africa seems to be divided on the issue of xenophobia.

The issue came into the spotlight again after a recent spate of violent xenophobic attacks spreading across the country, which have been condemned by EFF leader, Julius Malema.

It's a matter that President Ramaphosa also sternly addressed, and said xenophobia violates everything that South Africans fought for over many decades.

Briefly.co.za asked readers how they feel and if they agree that Africans shouldn't be considered foreigners in African countries.

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The response was mixed - some people agree and feel that South Africans must consider their neighbours as fellow Africans, but others say that South Africa is for South Africans only.

Here's some of what Mzansi had to say:

Nelson Mahasule Mahawani - South Africa for South Africans, that's it!

Tinashe Mapurisa - Only a poor/poor minded/uneducated will think that SA is for South Africans only , no foreigner is stealing any opportunity from you !!!

Elizabeth Mokoena - Tables will turn one day .... South Africans must think of that before they do what they are doing to other people

Solly Monepja Monepja - Why they dont go to Botswana is also in Africa ...but anyway they won't cause there ia Law enforcement in Botswana Africans they dont like going to Botswana..

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Madibi Moremadi - Dis people are destroy our country

Nduh Sthabiso Mtshali - its funny how south africa is for all when theres xenophobia but when it comes to fighting crime foreigners are nowhere to be found

Vee O'kuhle Pretty - That is most certainly true...we are one of the same continent, let's not be separated by countries

Lukas van den Heever - Dos people know the meaning of the word AFrican I am an African so are all people staying here

Briefly asked and SA answered: Can Africans be foreigners in Africa?

Facebook users got quite passionate about the matter. (Image Source: Facebook/Briefly South Africa News)
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Clearly, this is a debate that can continue for a long time, and with no true closure in sight.

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