- The EFF has accused the state of funding a 'war' on foreigners in South Africa
- This comes after an evening of rampant looting in Soweto where shops owned by immigrants were targeted
- The party warns that the violence that started in Gauteng could spread across the country
The Economic Freedom Fighters say that the government has funded a 'war' on foreign nationals.
Briefly.co.za reported that Soweto was plagued by looting, with foreigners forced to flee from invading residents.
Now the political party has spoken out against the incident that they feel the state has provoked, reports TimesLIVE.
Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi commented on the situation, denouncing the recent Joburg raids:
"We condemn it as a reactionary and shortsighted self-hate driven mass violence against our own. Had it been white people who were harassed by police in mass arrests the whole world would have already called it out for what it is: human rights violation. However, black lives do not matter even for a black government like in South Africa."
Ndlozi says that those without documentation to be in the country could not be blamed, claiming that immigrants often have to resort to bribery to get their papers in the first place.
Calling on citizens, Ndlozi said that the violence against fellow Africans must come to a swift end:
"We call on all EFF members and branches to work hard against the Afrophobic violence that is on the rise. We must educate our communities that Africa is one, it was always one and its economic success and sustainable peace depends on it being one."
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