Violence against foreigners left 5 dead in South Africa. This recent violence against Zimbabweans, Ethiopians and Malawians, it is believed, was fueled by a speech by the Zulu King Zwelithini asking foreigners to leave the country.
Xenophobic attacks like these killed 60 people in 2008 and South Africa. The government fearing similar violence was quick to condemn the attacks.
Foreigners in South Africa are being accused of ‘stealing’ jobs from locals, leading to high levels of unemployment (24% unemployment) and crime. It is believed that some of this violence stems from South Africans feeling less connected with the rest of Africa because of the years of isolation under Apartheid.