Op-ed: South African political leaders should ‘do more’ to mitigate xenophobic acts towards immigrants

This year, South Africa marked 27 years since the dawn of democracy and freedom from the oppressive apartheid regime. With the gaining of independence, the Constitution reigns supreme, granting freedoms for all who live in the country, regardless of their nationality and socio-economic backgrounds. However, it is surprising that there are much recurring manifestations of racial intolerances and discrimination against African immigrants, which is contributed to limited delivery of a better life promised by government over a decade ago. They promised employment, eradication of poverty, sufficient housing and health care services to its citizens. However, the country’s socio-economic status continues to worsen for the marginalized.

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