Xenophobia: Mugabe under fire

Mugabe 89 vows to 'step down' if he loses
Mugabe 89 vows to 'step down' if he loses

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who also chairs the Southern African Development Community and the African union, has come under fire over his silence, as xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals spread from Durban to Johannesburg.

According to News Day, anxiety and anger gripped Zimbabwe, with opposition politicians and social commentators criticising Mugabe’s Zanu-PF government for taking long to react to the attacks.

At least five foreigners, including a 14-year-old boy, have been killed in attacks since violence erupted last week.


Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi was quoted in media reports as saying at least one Zimbabwean had died and a total of 800 had been displaced by the xenophobic attacks.

Ousted former vice president Joice Mujuru and United States-based Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo criticised the government for taking too long to react to the attacks and repatriate its citizens.

Credits – ZNBC


  1. Dont blame Mugabe but blame the people who voted him to chair SADC. Here is a man who is old and has outlived his usefulness, and one doesnt practice human rights in his own country. What would you expect?

  2. He hasn’t been silent you bitches?? He said that South Africans can tear down a statue of a dead white man but they can’t slap a real one but they can go burn their fellow black brothers alive. He has not been silent you guys have poor news and most importantly his government has put together a task force to begin evacuation.