Pretoria - The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu called on all people to unite and act against xenophobic attacks.
She met with Minister of Police Bheki Cele and heads of the diplomatic missions representing African countries in South Africa at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation following reports of the recent attacks on foreign nationals.
Last week, at least 100 foreign nationals where attacked and left homeless in KwaZulu-Natal after they were forced out of their homes and left with no place to sleep.
The next morning, a smaller group of foreign nationals were attacked in Durban and ended up seeking shelter at Jafhu Place informal settlement in Springfield Park. There have also been reports of similar attacks in Limpopo.
Since then, many South Africans took to Twitter to condemn the attacks on fellow Africans. Some felt xenophobia showed that Africans did not love and embrace each other enough.