Pandor on xenophobia: SA shouldn't isolate itself from African nations

- International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has warned against the country isolating itself from the rest of Africa

- Meeting with the African Diaspora Forum recently over the xenophobic attacks, Pandor is seeking solutions

- The minister called for unity, reminding SA of the support struggle veterans received during the liberation struggle

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Minister Naledi Pandor has warned that Mzansi should refrain from alienating itself from the rest of Africa.

eNCA reports that the International Relations Minister had met with the African Diaspora Forum which aims to work with authorities to prevent xenophobia in SA.

Pandor is seeking honesty and solutions in the situation that saw African nations pitted against the country following the recent unrest.

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Briefly.co.za reported that Pandor had blamed apartheid legacies for the uprising amongst citizens earlier this month, raising a few eyebrows in the process.

Nevertheless, Pandor is looking to calm the situation as South Africa aims to be appointed chair of the African Union in 2020.

Amir Sheikh, representing the African Diaspora Forum, commented on the situation saying that::

“South Africa is part and parcel, the country has been under Apartheid isolated from the continent and we not calling for its isolation from the continent. We want leaders to work together."

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