World News

Foreigners in South Africa fearing xenophobia as ‘Clean South Africa’ #Sidikiwe campaign heats up

Foreigners living in South Africa are fearing the return of xenophobia as the #23SeptemberCleanSA campaign hots up.

Fed up with unemployment and few job and business opportunities, South Africa’s youth is gearing towards mass protests slated for 23 and 28 September.

Organisers of the campaign, #PutSouthAfricansFirst movement are calling the South African government to reserve jobs and informal businesses for South Africans.

Sidikiwe march protestInvolvement of celebrities

South African influencers and celebrities have also thrown their weight behind the PutSouthAfricansFirst movement with musician Lvovo being one of the recognisable figures. He even changed his Twitter name to #PutSouthAfricansFirst.

Politicians support the movement

Opposition politician and Action SA leader Herman Mashaba has been supporting the movement and his party’s selling points are aligned to the objectives of the Put South Africans First Movement.

The Nigerian Union SA (Nusa) has warned that a planned march to the Nigerian embassy in Pretoria this week to protest against crime has strong xenophobic overtones and could spark violence.

A pamphlet for the protest, planned by an organisation called Action for Change (AFC), reads: #SaveOurChildren their lives matter too. No to GBV. No to human trafficking. Put South Africans First. We can’t be silenced anymore. We plead to all South Africans to come and join us as we do a demonstration protest on the Nigerian Embassy.”

The pamphlets have been distributed across the country calling upon South Africans to ‘reclaim their country.’

Also in other news;

Video: SA President Cyril Ramaphosa blamed for Jerusalema Challenge gone wrong

Master KG ft Nomcebo Jerusalema song has since become a global anthem, this was pushed by the Jerusalema dance challenge. The Jerusalema dance challenge has been trending for more than 4 months on the global scene with celebrities like former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo joining the challenge.

Despite the Jerusalema dance challenge success locally and globally, it also has its casualties, in Jerusalema dance failures. Learn more

Back to top button