Some foreign nationals want to live in SA despite xenophobia fears

Some foreign nationals want to live in SA despite xenophobia fears

Despite the violence of the past few weeks, several foreigners are still adamant about staying in South Africa. For them, the grass is still greener on this side of the border.

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The past few weeks have been gripped by violence as xenophobia seemed to reach a new level in South Africa.

Earlier, reported that a 27-year-old suspect was arrested for inciting violence against foreigners and that's just one of the many incidents in which hate towards other Africans reared its ugly head.

The suspect used a social media post to make mention of specific shops owned by foreigners that they said should be targeted and attacked.

And yet, there are people who still think Mzansi is a better option than their home countries.

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One such group of people are displaced foreigners who are ready to go back to Katlehong in spite of last week's violent unrest in the area.

News24v reports that the people, who were temporarily placed in the Tsolo Community Hall would prefer to return to the suburb.

This after they were forced to take refuge to escape the violence.

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Charles Khoma, from Malawi, is certain that SA is a better option than his home and he already found a new place to stay near the community hall.

"What am I going to eat in Malawi? I came here to make a living for my family back home. I am not going anywhere. I have found a permanent job in Wadeville and I'm starting next week. Who is going to feed my wife and parents back home if I don't work?"

Charles added that the attacks taught foreigners to save extra money in case something happens.

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