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Open Letter to the African Commission Regarding the Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Malawi Protest

Dear Chair and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights,

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks currently occurring, mainly against African foreign nationals, in the Republic of South Africa. We come to you, as the body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in the African continent, requesting you to call upon the South African government to take concrete steps to end these attacks, prosecute perpetrators and protect foreign nationals living in their territory from violations of their human rights, including the right to life.

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PETITION TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS OF REPUBLIC OF MALAWI

XenophobiaWe, the people of Malawi, stand in solidarity with all Africans to condemn in the strongest terms the current resurgence of xenophobia in the Republic of South Africa.

In 2008, we came to this embassy to demand a stop to acts of wanton violence on migrant workers from the SADC region including Malawi. Your predecessor promised us that “never again!”would fellow Africans be subjected to such cruel and degrading acts of violence.Sadly, today we stand here to see history repeating itself.

More than 100 African Organisations Call on the African Commission to Hold South Africa to Task over Xenophobic Attacks

Malawi March against Xenophobia attacksThe Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and over 100 other civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout the African continent today called upon the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to intervene in relation to the xenophobic attacks taking place in the Republic of South Africa. 

In an open letter addressed to the African Commission, the 129 CSOs raise concern about the loss of lives, injuries to persons, and damage to private property and the dignity of non-nationals living in South Africa. They call on the African Commission, as the body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in the region, to condemn the violation of human rights in the country. They further request the Commission to call upon the South African government to take concrete steps to protect foreign nationals in the country; provide humanitarian assistance to those internally displaced due to the attacks; prosecute perpetrators of acts of violence; and publicly condemn unequivocally comments by persons in positions of authority and influence which may amount to incitement to violence.

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