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.
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.
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.’
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