Xenophobia: Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
One again, South Africa is on the spotlight following the recent brutal xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The attacks which started on Monday has let to the deaths of several foreigners who the locals accuse of taking over the job market.
The attacks have since elicited condemnation from people and leaders around the world. Several reports point to the fact that South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa might be responsible for sparking the xenophobic attacks following his remarks that foreigners were illegally starting businesses in South Africa.
The president has, however, come out to condemn the attacks terming them as intolerant and illegal .
To paint a picture of how dire the situation is right now, we have put together 17 images which show foreigners being brutally attacked.
Note: All the images may not be from the recent attacks but still help to give a general picture. Some are from previous xenophobic attacks in South Africa.