Author: Annah Moyo

CSVR SUBMISSION ON NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE HEARING ON MIGRATION, XENOPHOBIA AND SOCIAL COHESION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Introduction

A number of xenophobic events have taken place in South Africa over the last two decades. In 1998 a video surfaced showing the police setting dogs on three Mozambicans in Johannesburg during a training session – leading to the policemen being tried in court. What conjured a public outcry was the knowledge that “setting dogs on suspected criminals and non-nationals was ‘normal procedure’ to train them to bite.

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