Monday, 20 April 2015

"Why should we share our land": imbizo attendees sing

Image by: eNCA Live via YouTube

"We are going to Point‚" men from Durban's Dalton hostel sang at Moses Mabhida Stadium where under-fire Zulu King Goodwill was expected to publicly address his controversial comments - that foreigners must leave the country.

Carrying knobkerries‚ shields and other traditional weapons‚ the men made reference to Durban's Point Road where foreigners last week took up arms to defend themselves against threats of xenophobic violence.
Bussed in from different parts of the province‚ the crowd also sang songs questioning why they should share "our land".
"This is our nation‚" they sang.
About 4,000 people had arrived at the stadium to hear Zwelithini speak.
Speaking at a moral regeneration event in Pongola about a month ago‚ Zwelithini said that foreigners should pack their bags and leave.
The comments are being probed by the Human Rights Commission‚ which is investigating whether or not they constitute hate speech.
Since his comments‚ xenophobic attacks in and around Durban have claimed six lives and displaced thousands of foreigners.
Zwelithini was not likely to apologise for the comments‚ but was is expected to condemn the attacks and call for calm.

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