Johannesburg - The chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum Dr Vusimuzi Sibanda said allegations of retaliation by Soweto residents on police attacks in the inner City were unfounded.
He also said it wasn’t the place of residents to avenge the police in any case.
Sibanda said the reason citizens feel they could retaliate was due to government laying a fertile ground for the attacks and that could be seen by some utterances by government officials.
“We only here claim that people have been arrested, but nothing ever comes from it. We haven’t heard of any prosecutions, this is in a way what the government is hoping for,” he said.
Sibanda believes the negative mood in the country toward foreign nationals was escalating and the state was not reacting strongly enough against it.