Politics fuels attacks on migrants
“This situation is hauntingly similar to apartheid, when people classified as citizens of Bantustans were the targets of ruthless discrimination. The case pitted citizens against ‘foreigners,’ as black Africans were categorized as foreigners in their own country. Now foreigners are again on the receiving end of the blame”, writes NAI researcher Annika Teppo on her blog.
Achille Mbembe writes about the South African government’s recent harsh stand on immigration which is turning legal migrants into illegal ones and thus fuels the violence”. Read article at Mats Utas’ blog.