Jaundiced Eye: Don’t use the dirty x-word
Plainclothes members of the South African Police Service patrol the Johannesburg township of Alexandra on September 3, 2019 after South Africa's financial capital was hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence. - The township was scene to a second night of urban rioting in Johannesburg, where hundreds of people marched through the streets on September 2 in an unusually large expression of anti-foreigner sentiment. Such violence breaks out sporadically in South Africa where many nationals blame immigrants for high unemployment, particularly in manual labour. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)
Last week Magashule had expressed regret that the violence was being directed at ‘people who have the same skin colour as us’, rather than those ‘many others with a whitish colour’.