Displaced back in townships

Although some hostility continued towards immigrants, many foreigners had been reintegrated into their communities, Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula said.

Although some hostility continued towards immigrants, many foreigners had been reintegrated into their communities, Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula said.

At a conference on xenophobia in Pretoria yesterday, Maphisa-Nqakula said: "Communities affected by the violence have engaged amongst themselves and although hostility still continues in a few communities, the vast majority of those displaced have been reintegrated.

"It will take time for wounds to heal. There is no room for arrogance," she said, adding that the loss of more than 60 lives in the xenophobic attacks was due to "pure criminality".

Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad said all lives of documented as well as undocumented persons had to be protected. - Sapa

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