Here is All the Fake News About South Africa's Current Xenophobic Attacks
These are confirmed accounts of what's really happening since the attacks began.
attempted to address an angry crowd of residents from hostels in the Eastern part of Johannesburg and condemn the current xenophobic attacks. However, before Buthelezi could even continue with his speech, the crowd chanted "foreigners must go back to where they came from" and got up and left.
A fresh set of xenophobic attacks erupted yesterday morning in Malvern and saw two people being killed. Again, the nationalities of both the deceased have not been confirmed.
In the wake of these xenophobic attacks, the South African embassy in Nigeria, along with telecommunications giant, MTN, and retailers including PEP and Shoprite, have all temporarily closed operations after Nigerian citizens attacked them in response to the xenophobic violence in South Africa. Admittedly, South African law enforcement has been struggling to maintain order and Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has threatened to deploy the army should the situation not be resolved soon. While President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence, although he has also been accused of inciting it in the first place along with the Democratic Alliance's (DA) Herman Mashaba, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make a state visit to South Africa in an attempt to address Nigeria's growing concerns over the violence.
EWN compiled several videos which have been identified as fake news. Some of the videos are old, unrelated to the current xenophobic attacks or did not take place in South Africa altogether. Please be advised that the content below may upset sensitive viewers.
Videos of xenophobic attacks in South Africa not all true youtu.be