Local residents clean up Marabastad after xenophobic violence

Local residents clean up Marabastad after xenophobic violence

- A faith-based organisation teamed up with locals to restore Marabastad

- The initiative followed the violent xenophobic attacks in Gauteng last week

- A video of the effort was shared on social media and it warmed Mzansi's hearts

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South Africa has been plagued with xenophobic violence these past couple of weeks. Briefly.co.za previously reported on the extent of the damage caused by the attacks, both on a national and international scale.

However, it has not been all bad. In fact, a group of South Africans came together to show that South Africans can work together to restore dignity to the areas affected by xenophobic violence.

A faith-based NGO, Kingdom Nation, and locals worked together to clean up one of the areas that suffered during the unrest.

Taking to social media, Kingdom Nation posted a video of the initiative.

"This is the story of the amazing restoration that took place at Marabastad after the recent xenophobic attacks. The city, NGOs, faith-based organisations and citizens took hands to bring about dignity, restoration and hope," part of the description read.

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The video warmed South Africans' hearts, who gave their two cents' worth in the comment section.

Mary-Flossie Oosthuizen-Bezuidenhout commented: "God bless these people and let there be restoration and love in South Africa and the world."
Cynthia Ross added: "Thank you so much for the love shown to all those traumatized people. This is what the church should always be like."
Clair Pienaar wrote: "If we could all join hands like that how different our country. Our lives would be. Nothing is impossible with God."

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Take a look at the video below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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