No Links Between King Zwelithini Call And Xenophobic Violence – IFP Leader

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said that there is no link between xenophobic attacks in Durban and recent statements by the Zulu king.

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Goodwill Zwelithini recently said that foreign nationals should leave South Africa as they were inconveniencing locals.

Buthelezi in apologising to foreigners in that country said:

Please forgive us, because what has been done to you has broken our hearts. It’s not all of us who did this.

Buthelezi spoke of how during apartheid exiles were treated kindly in Tanzania and Zambia and never discriminated against.

While the foreigners based at Merebank temporarily were happy with his gestures, Buthelezi will find it hard to explain the statement from the king which fueled tensions in a country on the edge.

Needless to say, we don’t believe in Buthelezi’s statement on his king. We are sure he is sincere in his apologies but to think that those who acted so barbarically acted without feeling they had consent from their king is either naive or just purely rude.

With information from SABC