The attacks caused the unnecessary and tragic shooting of a 14 year boy when a foreign owned spaza shop was looted.
The DA condemns all forms of xenophobia and looting of foreign-owned shops.
We call on all law enforcement agencies to definitively deal with criminal cases over the alleged possession of unlicensed firearms, murder and attempted murder.
We urge Soweto residents to avoid repeating the experiences we had in 2008, where widespread xenophobic attacks caused much instability in our country.
South Africans must never forget the support and protection we received from other countries and their citizens during the dark days of apartheid. We are one people, living side by side in one country.
Khume Ramulifho, MPL
DA Gauteng South Regional Chairperson
082 398 7375