After the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) president Gilbert Mutubuki has called on Zimbabwean youths to retaliate against xenophobic violence in South Africa’ by attacking South African businesses operating in Zimbabwe, the IFP calls for urgent interventions to prevent an escalation of violence across the African continent.
“We further call for responsible actions from the government to address these issues. When this country appears to be a no-go area for foreigners, it promotes further acts of violence largely instigated by criminal elements,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
“We call for the international community’s attention to the severe persecution of foreign nationals. We demand that government must urgently launch a national inquiry into violence against foreign nationals,” continued Mr Gwala.
“We further call on government to create a National Action Plan to address violence against foreign nationals and to launch an independent National Inquiry into missing and murdered foreign nationals,” concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP demands that President Zuma must engage with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, to stop these claims made by the Zimbabwe National Students Union. We also want to urge citizens on the African continent to remain calm and not to retaliate with violence against any citizens.
Issued by Blessed Gwala on behalf of IFP, Blessed Gwala is IFP’s national Chairperson