Attacks on foreigners continued this weekend, with two Ethiopian brothers being petrol bombed on Friday evening.

AFP reports that one of the brothers succumbed to his injuries last night.

“The hospital has informed us that our brother (meaning a fellow Ethiopian) died. They said he died shortly after arriving in hospital,” said Ephraim Meskele, leader of the Ethiopian community in Durban.

Meskele said the other brother had severe burns and was “fighting for his life” in hospital.

“This is like a war zone. It’s like we are in Syria. I have never seen such cruelty,” Meskele told AFP.


According to EWN another five shops were looted on Friday, and a Pakistani family’s business was allegedly destroyed.

KwaZulu Natal police are maintaining a heavy police presence around KwaMashu and Umlazi, and police spokesperson Thulani Zwane says the situation is currently calm.

“The situation was previously tense after a number of people attacked foreign owned shops. They looted and burnt shops down. They also blocked off roads by burning tyres as well as placing rocks which made it difficult for police to respond,” Zwane said.


Over a thousand mostly African foreign nationals have fled their homes in black townships around the eastern port city of Durban since xenophobic attacks and looting erupted two weeks ago.

They are currently housed in makeshift camps, as police and politicians attempt to restore order.

According to Meskele, the Ethiopian community was the worst affected.

Police said the reason for the outbreak in xenophobic attacks was unclear, with contradictory reports about the death toll.

Meskele blamed the police for failing to enough to prevent the orgy of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in the townships.

“We have heard from our members that some police officers are actually encouraging the looting. That is shameful,” said Meskele.

“There can be no justification”

Violence against African immigrants in South Africa is common, with impoverished locals accusing foreigners of taking their jobs and business.

The government has condemned the violence, with President Jacob Zuma sending a team of officials to assess the situation.

“We reiterate that there can be no justification for attacking foreign nationals,” Zuma said Sunday.

The latest round of xenophobic violence came just months after similar attacks around Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

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  • IstvanIN

    Blacks being black.

  • james AZ

    Black diversity is failing.

  • superlloyd

    Bantu tribal savagery can never be expunged. But do I care?

  • Rhialto

    Black men are defending their territory against alien invaders; as compared to higher IQ White men who encourage invasion and their own dispossession.

    • Good point. Whites really are that crazy by legislating policies that lead to their own dispossession and that which reduces their interests racially and culturally.

    • bv

      Who are the real idiots now?

  • Deacon Blue

    How is this considered news?

    • evilsandmich

      Yeah this same story seems to pop up on a pretty regular basis; just wish there was some safe stadium seating where we could take in the action while munching on popcorn.

      • Deacon Blue

        Meh. I prefer the TV and the safety of my home. Besides, I can DVR
        it for future enjoyment and slo-mo/split screen. ;-P

      • Bill Moore

        Hello evilsandmich,

        Thank you for the mental image. I can’t stop laughing.

        We in the stadium seating could cheer them on.

        Thank you,
        Bill Moore

  • JohnEngelman

    If white South Africans did this to them there would be protest marches in Europe and the United States.

    • Deacon Blue

      Understatement of the day, John. If WSA’s did this to them there would be such
      international moral indignation that nothing short of UN involvement, oversight
      and economic sanctions would be considered “fair and just.”

      The perps would be hunted down and dragged off to that bastion of
      international justice and finality – The Hague.

      WSA’s doing this to any Blacks would be “Crimes Against Humanity” and
      “Hate Crimes” and all sorts of other important sounding stuff that would set
      Rachel Maddow’s hair on fire.

      • Guest


    • bv

      Well then do that to the protestors.

  • Dave West

    Just teardown, or throw feces, another statue of Cecil Rhodes; that should solve the problem!

  • Light from the East

    Even Africans have problems within themselves, how do we expect they will change if we let them in?

  • John Smith

    They had mass riots several years ago as well, against other black Africans, IIRC. Lotsa “necklaces” given.

  • Sid Ishus

    If the Afrikaners would have done this years ago they wouldn’t be in their predicament today.

    • bv

      That’s not true. The Afrikaners had every Western (White) government against them along with Hollywood and idiots like Peter Gabriel.

      These animals have no one to constrain them against attacking fellow savages.

      • Sid Ishus

        Compare what their world is like now versus if they would have driven the kaffir back into the bush.

        What was Peter Gabriel going to do to them? Not come and sing?

        What would Western leaders have done? Boycott? Embargo?

        American Whites are following the same path. I’m not singling out Afrikaners. Whites are addicted to cheap labor.

        • bv

          Gabriel and that jerk from the Soprannos/ E-Street band pushed public opinion along with MTV and othe media against the Afrikaner people because of segregation. Government sanctions with no alternative business partners like Russia/China makes a bloody difference.

  • P.W.B

    Under the system of apartheid, this sort of thing was unheard of.

    Our national borders were sealed & all our various local tribes were all contained within their separate homelands.

    This is what the west wanted, not so ?

    • bv

      I feel for you.

  • how about this

    These are the people we are told it is outrageous and ignorant to have a low opinion of. These people. Jesus Christ.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Jesus Christ has NOTHING to do with it. STOP blaspheming His name.

  • Eagle1212

    That’s the black way of life.

    • bv

      Wish we’d do the same.

  • Paleoconn

    Blacks hating other blacks. Whoda thunk it? I mean it’s not as if they kill each other in the thousands every year. I mean, only Bull Connor type White cops and Jorge Ramos type White Hispanics kill innocent angelic cherubic black kids in the USA, right?