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Sign petition to Stop Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

We call for urgent action to end the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa which led to burning alive men, women, children and infants, their only sin is being foreigners. As scholars and activists, we know that this violence directed at “strangers” defies a long history of exchange, migration, and solidarity in the region—especially during the anti-apartheid movement. As friends and family members of southern Africans, we worry about the safety of many who are close to us. And as human beings, we are shocked and heartbroken to see this barbaric violence continue. We therefore urge President Zuma’s administration to bring this violence to an end, and to foster policy that prevents such violence in the future; we also call upon the Human Right Watch, Amnesty International, the United Nations Human Rights Organisation and the African Union to get stop mute observation, but to get involved.No country can live in isolation, there are also South African foreigners leaving peacefully in other countries."I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."Nelson Mandela, defence statement during the Rivonia Trial, 1964.

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