In light of the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa, the High Commissioner says South Africa is “not integrated with Africa” due to the past.
In his interview with BBC Africa yesterday, SA High Commissioner Obed Mlaba says that the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa is “unfortunate” and that he’s “saddened” by the violent attacks on foreigners in South Africa.
According to Mlaba, President Zuma is going to try to integrate all people living in South Africa. He believes that the xenophobic attacks stemmed from our “isolated history”. He comments: “Remember how difficult it was to get to Rhodesia?”.
Mlaba said South Africa is too “inward-looking”. But his message is hopeful despite the turbulent past. “We are only 20 years old in this democracy but we have our leaders who are committed to solving things”.
View the entire interview here.