Flashback: Lungu calls on Zuma to deal with xenophobia

 April 15, 2015 (DAILY MAIL)

Republican President Edgar Lungu says he has written to African Union chairperson Robert Mugabe on the xenophobia attacks in South Africa.

And President Lungu took a dig at his critics urging them to give him space to work and not distract him.

President Lungu who was on his way to Muchinga Province where he was due to
commission the Michael Sata Hospital that has come off phase one told journalists that the xenophobia attacks in South Africa were unfortunate after many Zambians and other African countries had played a significant role in liberating the regional powerhouse from the shackles of apartheid.

“What is happening in South Africa is unfortunate and I have written to the AU chairperson Robert Mugabe on the situation. We are all worried as Zambians and other countries as they helped South Africa fight apartheid,” he said.

“Something is wrong with the people of South Africa that are attacking other nationals and the leadership in that country should deal with that problem.”

Thousands of foreign nationals are being targeted for xenophobic attacks with deaths recorded included the grisly method of burning alive.

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