SA President condemns killing of Zim National

Mkhululi Ncube |  1 year ago | top

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned acts of violence being perpetrated against foreigners in that country, adding that his Government will not tolerate such criminal acts. 

His comments follows an attack of a Zimbabwean national, Elvis Nyathi who was stoned and burnt to death by a mob in Diepsloot on Wednesday night. 

Addressing the media on the scene of the murder, President Ramaphosa said relevant authorities are working with various stakeholders regarding the matter adding that his Government will take action to deal with this sad development.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Community in South Africa Chairperson Ngqabutho Mabhena who also spoke against the act, described it as shocking before urging the South African authorities to take arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.

The killing of Nyathi follows the unrest that hit the area which is reportedly linked to 'Operation Dudula', targeting foreign nationals accused of taking jobs from south Africans.