As I read this one more story about “xenophobic” attacks in South Africa entitled ‘Six shot amid xenophobic mayhem,‘ I said to myself, ho-hum, nothing new here—the rainbow nation is crumbling (if it ever existed!). Then near the end this line jumped out at me:
“People have been talking a lot lately, saying Mandela is dead so all the Zimbabweans and Mozambicans must leave now. But I think people are people. Everybody belongs,” she said.
So, is she admitting it was all a Leftist myth that black South Africans would “welcome” the stranger and as long as Mandela lived they had to keep up the front? And, although she appears “welcoming” her fellow black South Africans (it is not the white boys robbing the Somali shops) obviously want to keep South Africa for their kind of people. In this case, the Somalis, Zimbabweans and Mozambicans, although the same race, are not their people and they want them to go back to where they came from!
Here is the news from Independent Online:
Johannesburg – At least six people, including a 6-year-old child, were shot in Munsieville, Krugersdorp, in a New Year’s Eve attack.
A woman who lived near a Somali shop said trouble started at about 4pm when a teenager entered the small shop, known in the area as the “family store”, with a knife and tried to steal some bread.
The shop was rebuilt recently, after being burnt down two months ago in an attack on Somali shopkeepers.
The woman, who did not want to be named because she feared reprisals from neighbours, said she heard shouting and saw a boy running down the road.
The eyewitness said the youth was shot by one of the shopowners and collapsed near a tree on the edge of a road.
“I heard it. I thought it was a cricket (firecracker), but I saw the teenager running and then he fell down. I think he was dead,” she said.
Police arrived after the shooting and made some arrests, leaving the shop open, she said.
Residents, many of them teenage boys, decided it would be a good opportunity to raid the shop. But there was resistance from the Somalis, who defended themselves by shooting at their attackers, witnesses said.
Read on as the mayhem continued. And, the comments go on for pages!
Photo is from this story we reported over the summer.