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Public Release: IFH condemns xenophobic attacks in Kwa-Zulu Natal

13 April 2015
For immediate release

INKULUFREEHEID EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO FOREIGN NATIONALS AFFECTED BY


XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS AND URGES SOUTH AFRICANS INVOLVED TO END VIOLENT
ATTACKS IN KWA-ZULU NATAL AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
In light of the recent spate of violent attacks on foreign nationals, InkuluFreeHeid would like to
offer their heartfelt condolences to all affected in the Kwa-Zulu Natal and other regions.
The perpetrators of the violence and looting in the region are criminals acting outside the law;
serious repercussions must follow.
InkuluFreeHeid urges government to respond on a national level through increased police
presence in affected areas and educational support. The key to ending xenophobic violence lies
both with political structures and communities. Government structures must continue to
address the socio-economic issues that lie at the heart of xenophobia in South Africa.
Community leaders must make every effort to educate their communities to combat the
frustration and violence which is now being directed at foreigners.
We commend people, organization and communities that have come out to provide support for
the victims and have generously donated necessities. We encourage more people to come out
and support these volunteer groups. Inkulufreeheid will be hosting soapboxes in an effort to
raise awareness and engage the problem in order to provide sustainable solutions. More details
will be sent out soon.
The principles of South Africas constitution are geared towards compassion and equality.
These principles, while inclusive and unbiased, are only truly recognised when citizens begin to
embody them. InkuluFreeHeid advocates for a deeper understanding of the African context and
encourages South Africans to be empathetic of their neighbours despite difficult economic
circumstances.

Mayibuye i-Afrika!
InkuluFreeHeid
inkulufreeheid@gmail.com