'Just a crime' blame-game approach to xenophobia isn't working

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 18 September 2019
AUTHOR: The Citizen

The approach deflects from governance failures, while hundreds of vulnerable migrants and South Africans who have been arrested in recent weeks face an uncertain fate, says a Wits academic.

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court’s register of new cases for the first ten or so days of September reads, as ever, like a typical South African horror story. It is a daily record of murders, rapes, kidnappings, and more.

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