Harare-The latest xenophobic incidents in South Africa have sparked off citizen reactions in some African countries, specifically in Zambia and Mozambique.
A group of concerned citizens in Zambia are alleged to have written to the police with notice of a peaceful march and gathering at the premises of the South African Embassy and South African owned businesses in the capital Lusaka.
The group said the march was “to show displeasure to the South African government for the horrific conduct exhibited by their citizens and complacent approach their government has taken.
The march planned for September 4 it added: “is in no ways intended to cause any harm but just to communicate our concerns and observations,” the statement added. Clearance has yet to be given
A Zimbabwean truck driver reported that he was stopped by machete wielding Mozambicans after they suspected him of being South African
“I was stopped by about ten Mozambicans who were wielding machetes and they suspected me to be a South African, it was only after I spoke to them in Shona (Zimbabwean language) that they realised I was not South African”
In Nigeria a vehicle belonging to the South African embassy was stoned whilst occupants ran for dear life as the marauding crowd continued to smash the car.
Five people have been reported dead after the recent wave of attacks.
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