Looting and attacks on foreigners: Zimbabwean threat to SA issued

Looting and attacks on foreigners: Zimbabwean threat to SA issued

- Reports are streaming of shops owned by foreign nationals being targeted as well as attacks on truck drivers being attacked

- The Zimbabwe Cross Borders Transport Association has issued a warning to South Africa in reaction to the situation

- Cross-border transport between the two countries will be stopped by the entity, unless the situation facing their citizen's in SA improves

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The situation facing foreigners in South Africa is becoming increasingly volatile with widespread looting and attacks being reported.

IOL reports that the Zimbabwe Cross Border Transport Association has threatened to prevent cross-boarder transport in light of recent attacks on truck drivers.

A statement released by chair Dennis Juru responded the plight facing foreign nationals in the country:

“Due to threats by South African nationals that on September 2, 2019 they are embarking on an attack on foreign national drivers, the International Cross-Border Traders Association executive has resolved that if this plan succeeds, we are going to stop all South Africa-registered trucks, buses and flights to cross borders to any African nation."

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This news comes as Jeppestown faces a surge of looting and destruction against shops owned by foreigners.

702 spoke to a business owner in the area who had fled from his business to the police station, claiming that the situation was completely out of control.

Briefly.co.za reported that tensions had flared last week over the death of a taxi driver who had died confronting an alleged foreign drug dealer.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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