Nafcoc threatens Somali traders

According to this article in the M&G, threatening letters are being distributed by disgruntled members of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc) to Somali traders in Khayelisha, demanding they close up their shops and get out.

Although at a national level Nafcoc is claiming to have nothing to do with these letters, the M&G quotes the organisation’s Western Cape secretary as saying:

[The Somalis] fight civil wars in their own countries and then come here and take away our livelihood. Maybe we should start a civil war so that they will leave our communities.

This is a disgraceful show of intolerance, and goes a long way to explain the explosion of xenophobic violence in May.

Read the article here.


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