I rarely delve into serious, grave topics in general as I love giving off positive energy. However, a month ago in Durban, xenophobic attacks took to the Durban townships once again. History repeating itself. To correct myself, it should be Afrophobia or simply, hate crimes. It is not a phobia!
I would say Afrophobia as these violent attacks were against Black African foreigners by Black South Africans. I stand to be corrected, that seven foreigners were killed with many injured and displaced from their South African homes.
I attended a peace march in the Durban CBD which turned violent. So, to stay out of trouble, I decided to visit the refugee camps set up for the foreigners that were violently removed from their homes.
Here is my experience in photos:
I gathered some clothes from colleagues in order to donate to the refugees.
Let us hope that South Africa can sort itself out soon. This is a beautiful country; we do not need this nonsensical violence.
Peace & Love,
PS: It has stabilised and some foreigners have moved back to the SA homes.
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So sad to hear of this. I worked in SA in the townships of Jo’burg during the election when Mandela went in. A lot of complicated issues that lead to violence. I am hopeful that SA will mend soon