South Africa: South Africa has seen a lot of violence after the sentence of former President Jacob Zuma. In which people of Indian origin were deliberately targeted. Now the traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu nation has made an appeal regarding this.
South Africa Violence: Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu nation, has made a passionate appeal to end anti-India sentiment in view of the growing tension between Indian-origin South Africans and their black compatriots. Tensions have flared up between residents of the vast Indian-populated city of Phoenix, the northern part of Durban, and three surrounding black-dominated areas after 22 people died in Phoenix during riots and looting last week.
The unrest began with protests following the prison sentence of former President Jacob Zuma on 7 July, but quickly escalated into mass looting and arson (Protests in South Africa). It is believed that many people in the country have done this allegedly due to poverty and unemployment. Significantly, Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison by the country’s top court for contempt of court after he repeatedly refused to make statements before the state’s commission of inquiry.
President calls ‘a failed rebellion’
President Cyril Ramaphosa called the events a planned “failed rebellion”. Butlezi said in an interview on the TV channel Newsroom Africa that Indians and blacks have lived together for many generations. He has condemned the killings in Phoenix (Anti Indian Sentiments in South Africa). “It (murders) is very unfortunate. People who do this are very stupid, because they should have known in advance what is likely to happen after that. This will create a feeling of wanting to take vengeance.
‘Committed to Indian Social Integration’
The 92-year-old veteran politician said, “I have always stood by the Indian people. Some Indians are committed to social unity, because if we do not promote and strengthen social unity, then it has no future.’ Butheleji mainly started the Zulu Inkatha Freedom Party in 1975. Was. Butheleji has also condemned the tensions being fueled by some prominent figures in the black community.
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