I am glad that Jacob Zuma has spoken out against xenophobia. It was an excellent move considering that the very people we are purging took care of our struggle icons during apartheid.
My grandparents lived in exile for more than 20 years and not once did they complain that they were mistreated.
The attacks might spread to other provinces if contingency measures are not put in place.
It is sad that most of the people we see on television and in newspapers carrying out the inhumane acts are young people, the future leaders.
Our leaders must send a strong message to the culprits. ANCYL president Julius Malema must mobilise our youth and condemn the senseless killings. People came to South Africa to look for a better life, not to be burnt alive.
I'm concerned that our youth leaders have not been vocal about the crisis, which is not going to disappear on its own. It's a political crisis and needs a political solution.
Malema has a moral responsibility to speak out. He must tell the entire country that the 300 000 young people who form the ANCYL condemn the mayhem or the rest of the youth will soon follow suit. We do not want a xenophobic contagion.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Zuma, Thabo Mbeki and opposition leaders have condemned the attacks and youth leaders must find a solution.
Mpho Ramokolo, Nelspruit