The new move by Zulu King of South Africa seems to be in the right direction.
After much pressure, South Africa Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has finally agreed to call an end to xenophobic attack.
The monarch was credited to have fueled the xenophobic violence that led to the death of many and displacement of others.
According to City Press, Zwelithini has now called an imbizo in Durban for tomorrow where he is expected to call for an end to xenophobic attacks. The imbizo, at which the king will address the province’s traditional leaders and their subjects, will be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium at 10am.
The President of South Africa who paid a visit to the Chatsworth refugee centre in Durban told the foreigners that the government was not forcing them to go, but would provide transport to repatriate those who wanted to leave. Those who wanted to stay, he said, would get help to return to their communities.
“We are not fighting with you as government. Not every South African is saying you must go. It is a small number of people who want you to go,” President Zuma said. “We want us to live as sister and brother.”