As celebrities from Nigeria and Ghana continue to condemn the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, one is thing is evidently clear- our politicians have failed us big time.
Ghanaian rapper, Pope Skinny has also waded into the foregoing and in a harsh tone, he labeled South Africa as a disgrace to the entire African continent.
The likes of Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson, Davido, Ycee, Kwaw Kese and a host of others have condemned the attacks.
Pope Skinny tweeted;
“SOUTH AFRICA IS A DISGRACE TO AFRICA. WORLD LEADERS SHOULDN’T BE QUIET ABOUT THIS XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS. FUCK SOUTH AFRICA #StopXenophobia #fucksouthafric”
— AsuodenGod (@popeskinnyGH) September 3, 2019
According to africanews.com, police in South Africa have been overwhelmed by looters in the latest round of xenophobic attacks by residents of Jappestown, an area close to commercial hub, Johannesburg.
Multiple local media outlets said rampant looting of shops and torching of buildings had been registered in the riots. The portals add that looters have targeted businesses of foreigners.
Elsewhere rioters have blocked roads and burnt tyres obstructing movement of persons and vehicles. The police has been caught in running battles with them across parts of Johannesburg.
A police statement confirmed the situation and said forty-one people have been arrested following the incidents. Police also fired rubber bullets at looters in another Johannesburg suburb, Turffontein.
According to police, the chaotic clashes followed the deaths of three people in a fire in an “old building”.
“While we were still investigating with emergency services, people that were around started taking advantage of the situation and looted shops,” police spokesman Capt Mavela Masondo is quoted as saying.