Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Have the abused become the abusers?

Over the past few weeks South Africa has witnessed some of the worst incidents of xenophobic violence ever experienced.

62 foreigners from neighbouring countries have been killed, 670 have been injured and tens of thousands of people have either been displaced or forcibly ejected from their homes.

In this week's BBC African Perspective, Carolyn Dempsters asks why there is such hatred for foreigners in the so-called 'rainbow nation' -- and what can be done about it?


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