Zimbabwean man burnt to death in South Africa


A Zimbabwean man has died after he was set alight, allegedly by residents of Mpheni outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.

In December last year, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba called on all illegal immigrants to leave his city.xenophobia-in-south-afr

Mashaba vowed to  rope in human rights lawyers to assist him and that he had spoken to respective embassies, who agreed to help with the process.”You see, for me, when I call these criminals criminals, I want them to understand that they are criminals.

“They are holding our country to ransom and I am going to be the last South African to allow it.” he is quoted saying.

In 2015, hundreds of Zimbabwean nationals fled in South Africa after coming under  xenophobic attacks.

South Africa saw a wave of xenophobic attacks at the end of March, starting in Durban, and later spreading to the townships in and around Johannesburg.