Xenophobia: SA High Commission in Zambia reportedly hit by protests

Xenophobia: SA High Commission in Zambia reportedly hit by protests

The South African High Commission in Zambia has reportedly been targeted by violent protests. With xenophobia making national headlines, it has become apparent that the issue has spread to fellow African countries.

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Xenophobia in South Africa has been met with apparent retaliation in other African countries.

Violent protests in Gauteng had sparked looting and destruction aimed at foreign nationals.

A video shared online depicted a grim scene at the South African High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia.

In the video, protesters can be seen alongside a burning signpost that Briefly.co.za has gathered does indeed belong to the SA-based commission.

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Attempts to reach the commission and the Zambian Embassy in Pretoria for comment on the situation have been unsuccessful. However, it is understood that students had marched to the commission in protest of the recent attacks on foreign nationals.

With South African interests in Nigeria facing a similar incidents, it remains unclear when peace in both the nation and other regions will be restored.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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