Meeting with the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London, South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba called for cooperation between European and African leaders in dealing with the Mediterranean migrant crisis. He also explained his government’s reaction to the wave of anti-immigrant violence that spread across Durban and Johannesburg in April 2015, maintaining that the majority of South Africans are not xenophobic. The violence left seven people dead and led thousands of migrants to move into temporary refugee camps or return to their native countries.
Read an account of the April 2015 here: South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation” turns dark as immigrant attacks rise
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