Xenophobia back again after attack in Cape


There has been yet another incident of apparent xenophobic violence in the Western Cape. Angry community members in Wolsley attacked a shop owned by Ethiopian on Wednesday. Two people, including an Ethiopian national, were injured. Police said they were forced to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd after locals pelted them with stones when they tried to intervene. Human rights activist Braam Hanekom happened to be in the town attending a meeting aimed at addressing xenophobia. "The timing of the attacks were quite ironic because we had been to the safety forum meeting with the commissioner of the Western Cape police and several other stakeholders. The whole object of that safety forum is to pre-empt and to avoid xenophobic violence," said Hanekom.

Report ID: 314
Crime Category: Xenophobia
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Wolseley
Suburb: Wolsley
Address: Wolsley, Cape
Crime Date/Time: 28 Apr 2010, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 30 Apr 2010, 15:04 PM
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