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'IFP will help to root out xenophobia'

By unknown | May 22, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mhlaba Memela

Mhlaba Memela

The IFP has pledged to cooperate with the authorities to help stop the xenophobic violence now threatening to engulf Durban.

This comes after a group from Dalton men's hostel attacked a city pub-restaurant owned by a Nigerian national.

It is alleged that the unruly group had earlier attended a meeting of an IFP branch re-launch.

They allegedly went on the rampage and damaged the pub-restaurant.

IFP provincial chairman Mntomuhle Khawula, said his party would help the police to bring the perpetrators to book.

He told Sowetan that IFP members had a meeting earlier in the hostel where they were preparing to re-launch a branch.

"People went back to their houses. Later in the evening the leadership heard that there was fighting in progress at the pub-restaurant.

"Upon arrival, they found people involved in senseless violence," he said.

Khawula said the hostel is a multi-party residence and to suggest that the attackers were IFP members was irresponsible.


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