Peace returning to Durban after violent spate
by NJABULO BUTHELEZI
DURBAN, (CAJ News) – KWAZULU Natal Police said peace and stability were prevailing after King Goodwill Zwelithini denounced xenophobia earlier this week.
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, thanked the communities for heeding the call by their leaders to halt the assault on foreign nationals.
She said the police Nyalas and Public Order Police (POP) vehicles were still patrolling the streets of Durban that have been bedeviled by attacks on foreign nationals and associated unrest over recent weeks, even though the situation has normalised.
Calm has returned following efforts by many civic organisations, faith-based institutions, state departments and the subsequent visit by the President Jacob Zuma and King Goodwill Zweithini, she said.
“I have directed that the police deployments continue until we are satisfied that the situation is well and truly back to normal,” Ngobeni said.
She said some foreigners left the country to their countries of origin while the majority opted to remain in South Africa.
KZN has been the epicenter of the violence that has claimed at least seven lies.
Zwelithini has been largely blamed for the violence after he was quoted as saying foreign national must return “home.”
– CAJ News
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