According to this BBC report, an angry mob in Atteridgeville, a township near Pretoria, stoned and then set a Mozambican man alight. This comes only a few weeks after pictures of a man burning alive were splashed across the pages of newspapers globally.
Xenophobia lingers on – and until there are active measures in place to deal with the scourge and its causes, it will persist. It is horrifying to think of the depth of hatred and the moral vacuum that must exist to engender such a deliberate and vicious action. There is clearly no regard for the sanctity of human life amongst the perpetrators. No wonder our violent crime statistics rank amongst the highest in the world!