The High Commission of Zambia urges Zambians traveling to Durban to exercise caution at this time due to the high threat of attack on foreign nationals.
In a statement, the Commission says, “Although the pattern so far shows that shops owned by foreigners are being targeted, we would, however, wish to advise that you pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks,”.
In that last few days, at least five people have been killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes in one of South Africa’s worst outbreaks of xenophobic violence in years.
The Mission is engaging all relevant South African Government wings to ensure the safety citizens in South Africa.
Zambian citizens who travel to or reside in South Africa are urged to register with the High Commission to make it easier for the Mission to contact them in case of emergency.
Online registration is available via www.zambiapretoria.net. Zambians without internet access may enroll directly with the Zambian Mission in Pretoria.
The Mission is located at 570, Ziervogel Street (Off Hamilton Street), Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa; telephone (+27) (012) 326-1847/97; fax (+27) (012) 326-2140.
In the event of an after-hours emergency, you may wish to contact:
+27 (0) 83 757 6499
+27 (0) 73 557 8328
+27 (0) 84 637 0900
+27 (0) 81 002 7548