South Africa vulnerable to those looking to use Covid-19 to spread hate and fear

CATEGORY: General
DATE: 6 April 2020
AUTHOR: News24

In these days of doubt and anxiety, it is important not to let fear fuel our distrust of outsiders.  And we must be careful of those peddling distrust of foreigners for their own selfish ends, writes Steven Gordon.

Ever since the start of the coronavirus (and the disease it causes, Covid-19) pandemic, right-wing politicians around the world have attempted to exploit the crisis for their own ends.

In countries like Hungary, Greece, Serbia and Germany, right-wingers have latched onto the crisis to push their anti-immigrant, anti-refugee agendas.

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