The SA Human Rights Commission says it’s far “deeply concerned” over violent attacks on foreign vendors in Durban that left a lot of individuals injured and traumatised over the past two days.
Police and metro police spoke back to violent clashes in the CBD on Monday in which some businesses had been petrol-bombed. International nationals had been also attacked on Sunday in the Troopers Reach Market trading precinct.
“The SAHRC condemns these ongoing violent attacks and the looting and threats on businesses owned by non-nationals in town,” the price stated in a assertion.
The payment warned that such acts had been “unlawful and unfairly discriminatory and that they are motivated by incorrect beliefs that others obtain not devour any human rights in response to their social origins”.
“The payment once again calls on all within SA to admire, supply protection to and promote the rights of all within SA as the constitution and the Bill of Rights, in notify, treat all within SA with equality and human dignity.
“The payment remains concerned and extraordinarily unnerved by these xenophobic acts which assist most efficient to heighten and exacerbate the existing racial, social and ethnic tensions in town which has the potential to trigger further xenophobic incidents and attacks on non-nationals in other substances of the province in addition to nationally.”
Sunday Times Day-to-day reported that the attacks, allegedly orchestrated by participants of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Protection force Veterans (MKMVA), noticed two individuals assaulted and hospitalised on Monday. As a minimum one dealer’s stall changed into burnt to the bottom on Victoria and Albert Avenue in the CBD.
The SAHRC stated it changed into engaging with various stakeholders to “exclusively assess and investigate the matter”.
SAHRC ‘deeply concerned’ by xenophobic attacks in Durban CBD