Public Protector flays officialdom

The failure by South African authorities to act decisively on the perpetrators of xenophobic attacks on foreigners leaves much to be desired, said the Public Protector, Lawrence Mushwana.

He was addressing thousands of people in Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, to commemorate the sacrifices made by the workers of this country.

Mushwana said he was disappointed with the lack of firm intervention by the state against the xenophobic mania that has claimed the lives of more than 50 foreigners. - Mhlaba Memela