The South Africa High Commissioner to Uganda Lekoa Solly Mollo has condemned the xenophobic attacks against Africans that have been happening in South Africa.
At the start of this month, attacks on foreign nationals erupted in South Africa that led into looting by South African nationals resulting into violence and destruction of property.
Addressing the media on Saturday, Lekoa Solly Mollo condemned the attacks on fellow Africans.
“The attacks on foreign nationals and looting shops is not in keeping with our constitutional democracy and rule of law that rightly says that South Africa belongs to all those who live in it,” he said.
According to the commissioner, the incident that sparked of the violence are said to have been precipitated by perceived involvement by foreigners in drug trafficking as well as rise in unemployment.
He also attributed the attacks to the circulation of fake news through social media and warned the public against believing all what they see since most of the information being circulated is fake.
He confirmed that at least 423 have been arrested in connection to the attacks but the country is working hard in solving the economic hardships faced by South Africans.
“But when you dig deep and look, these are criminal elements who exploit the situation and play on the ignorance of many. Many businesses even in south Africa were looted ,” he noted.