South Africa immigrants create armed gangs and patrol the streets; Zulu King charged with hate speech

Immigrants carrying machetes have clashed with police in a search for locals that attacked foreign shop owners in Durban

Immigrants wielding machetes have clashed with police as they hunt for locals that attacked foreign shop owners as violence continues to spread across South Africa.

Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade today to disperse a gang of immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district in Johannesburg.

The country has been hit by a wave of violence against immigrants in the past fortnight. The foreigners have complained about a lack of protection and some have started to arm themselves and fight back…

Related: Zulu King accused of hate speech: The charges were laid by Tim Flack, spokesman for the SA National Defence Force Union.

Flack said people using Twitter to incite xenophobic violence were engaging in “hairdryer politics, which is blowing a lot of hot hair and achieving nothing”.

So Flack said he decided to “do something”.

He said: “The king needs to account and be charged for inciting this violence.”

Speaking in Pongola last month, Zwelithini said: “We ask that immigrants take their bags and go where they come from”…

Is he some kind of racist or what? A “far right”, xenophobic “populist”, he might even be Islamophobic!

unnamed-11Zulu king Zwelithini initially denied the statement and later accused the media of misinterpreting his words to sell newspapers

  • canminuteman

    This isn’t going to end well. I suspect this might be the beginning of the total collapse of South Africa.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Pass the popcorn.
      I want all the anti-apartheid activists to be aware of their policy as reality.

    • barryjr

      The collapse happened when the whites lost control.

  • Dana Garcia

    Interestingly, Reuters reported that immigrants were the machete-armed vigilantes.

    • El Martyachi

      Better than “teens”.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Or yoofs.

  • UCSPanther

    It’s all fun and games until the Pangas come out…

  • Petey

    This is our future. It will be a variation, of course, but it’s coming.

  • andycanuck

    I was under the impression that the Zulus were S.A.’s version of “treaty Indians” and served in the “white” armed forces while the ANC’s supporters were the equivalent of uncarded types with a load of refugees (ironically enough fleeing the Commie takeover governments bordering S.A.) in their ranks. So this doesn’t surprise me. I hope the Zulus and their supporters win.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s the same old story: Group A is living in spot X…Groups B,C,D, etc decide to move in. Group A fights back to drive them out.

      Been going on for eons. There’s likely more to it: such as, why would, say, Somalis come so far from home? Is someone encouraging them? I don’t know the background at all.

      • ismiselemeas

        Have you seen Calgary lately?

    • David Murrell

      The Zulus were tough fighters in their day…

  • El Martyachi

    Over Christmas in Dar es Salaam there was a peak in street violence by a mob of yoofs known as the “Panya Roadies”. They’re less like the SA than the USA situation in that they are an entirely homegrown product that swarm stores and loot causing mass panic. There were a few brutal street lynchings when locals would catch them individually — eventually there was a crackdown and AFAIK attached video is where it ended.

    • Frau Katze

      Good grief. Dreadful!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Durban is pretty much ground zero for modern day western liberal Jew hatred and the whole BDS thing.