ZANU PF has called for the immediate cessation of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals saying the continued violence makes a mockery of the persistent calls for unity in the SADC region.
In a statement, ZANU PF national spokesperson Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said the escalating xenophobic attacks were an anti-thesis of the current good relations existing between Zimbabwe and South Africa which were further cemented by recent successful signing of various economic agreements by the two countries.
“ZANU PF is alarmed by the xenophobic violence perpetrated on foreign nationals including hundreds of Zimbabweans living in South Africa. Our President, Cde R.G Mugabe recently concluded a very successful state visit to South Africa where a number of important agreements to advance our economies were signed. None was signed to promote xenophobia,” said Ambassador Moyo.
He said South Africa has an obligation according to the Vienna Declaration to ensure that it protect the lives of all foreign nationals.