Durban - Amid the xenophobic attacks fears that are still gripping the country, Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says employers and foreign leaders must take responsibility for their part in the causes of the attacks.
Addressing the ongoing SACTWU 14th national Congress in Durban on Sunday, a fiery Nxesi said at some point they went to Zimbabwe as Cosatu but they were turned back by the ruling regime there.
Without condoning violence against foreign nationals Nxesi said some local employers were pitting local workers against their foreign counterparts by employing foreign workers at their expense.
Going for foreign leaders, he said some of the reasons why some workers migrate for job opportunities in the country was because the environment was no longer conducive for them to work.
Nxesi was addressing the ongoing SACTWU (Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union) 14th national Congress in Durban on Sunday, which has drawn over 2000 delegates from all over the country.