Friday, January 06, 2006

Corruption driven Xenophobia

Township attacks on foreigners have left a trail of unsuspecting victims whose only crime is their nationality.

The informal settlement of Olievenhoutbosch, south of Pretoria, has again become the flashpoint in the xenophobia spreading across the country.
Local government officials have been accused by residents of an informal settlement south of Pretoria of making money by illegally allocating low-cost houses to foreigners. Full Story...

Untroubled amid trouble: A resident of Olievenhoutbosch hangs out the washing while a shack owned by a Zimbabwean burns in the background. Several homes belonging to foreigners have been torched in vigilante-style attacks. Photo: Steve Lawrence, The Star

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