ZANU PF STATEMENT ON THE XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA
ZANU PF is deeply perturbed by the current xenophobia attacks in South Africa and attendant loss of lives and destruction of property. The barbaric attacks on fellow African nationals by their social kind, is unfortunate and off-tangent with the values of Pan-Africanism and the spirit of Ubuntu.
The revolutionary party ZANU PF and its First Secretary and President Cde E. D. Mnangagwa, extend heartfelt condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Further, the attacks betray the camaraderie and sacrifice that was exhibited by many African states in particular those in Southern and Western Africa towards the fall of Apartheid and the ultimate liberation of South Africa from the shackles of colonialism.
The party however commends the decisiveness shown by the governing ANC and its government in condemning the senseless and inhumane attacks and activating security apparatus to quell the situation and bring to book those behind the barbarism.
ZANU PF fully supports comrades in the ANC and the measures the South African government has taken to protect foreign nationals and restore law and order.
While the South African authorities take measures to restore order, ZANU PF urges fellow Africans resident in South Africa particularly Zimbabweans to take appropriate steps to ensure their safety. The party counsels peace and calm among local Zimbabwean and sister African countries and urges them to shun the temptation to engage in retaliatory actions as that has the potential to further inflame the situation in South Africa.
The party also notes efforts by His Excellency, the President Cde E. D Mnangagwa, to promptly resolving the xenophobia attacks through engaging his brother and South African counterpart His Excellency Cde Cyril Ramaphosa.
ZANU PF resolutely reiterates its commitment to building a borderless Africa in line with the spirit and values of Pan-Africanism.