Use Soldiers to quell Xenophobia: Mnangagwa advises Ramaphosa

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While Zimbabwe is widely known for its heavy handed response when it comes to crashing riots, President Mnangagwa could not miss the opportunity to advise his South African counterpart, Cyrill Ramaphosa to apply force to quell the ongoing xenophobic attacks.

Addressing Zimbabwean nationals in Cape Town, ED said that the attacks on foreigners can only be contained by punitive measures.

“I have no doubt that the authorities here will not fold hands, they must bring sanity and to do so they must apply a bit of force,” said Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Mnangagwa with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Later on posting on Twitter, Mnangagwa applauded South African Authorities for making efforts to contain the xenophobic attacks.

“We strongly condemn all forms of hate driven violence and applaud the South African Authorities for the swift way they have responded,” said Mnangagwa.

“We are closely following the situation and are in regular contact with our South African counterparts and His Excellency Cde Cyril Ramaphosa.”

The xenophobic attacks have since claimed the lives of five people and caused massive destruction of properties belonging to foreigners

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