South Africa angry with minister Malanji over xenophobia comments

Table Talk with newly elected Minister of Police Bheki Cele in is office in Parlaiment, Cape Town. Date: Friday, March 02, 2018. Photographer Credit: Esa Alexander/Sunday Times

Diplomatic fallout is looming between SA and Zambia after South Africa police minister Bheki Cele accused Zambia’ foreign minister of spreading a narrative that South Africans are xenophobic.

This comes after a Southern African Develoment Community election observer mission, headed by Zambian foreign minister Joseph Malanji, expressed fears that their observers may come under attack during the elections next week, according to South African media.

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