Xenophobia: Tomana makes legal case for South African government

HARARE – Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana has urged the South African government to take necessary measures to stop attacks on foreign nationals as it is a violation of international human rights.

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Prosecutor General Tomana has delivered a lecture at the National Defence College with his presentation dwelling on the need to balance the protection of human rights and national security.

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Mr Tomana says the xenophobic attacks being perpetrated by some South Africans are a serious violation of the international human rights.

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“The South African government must be accountable and take measures to contain the situation,” said Mr Tomana.

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South Africa is a signatory to both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Banjul Declaration of African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

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The Banjul Declaration gives emphasis on the rights of people not individuals as with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.