Behind the arrests: Hundreds of xenophobic attack suspects in custody, but is the 'just a crime' approach working?

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 18 September 2019
AUTHOR: Daily Maverick

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court's register of new cases for the first 10 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. But for this period, it was made even longer, by row upon row of the names of those rounded up during the xenophobic attacks.

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