Anti-xenophobia march turns violent in SA


DURBAN – Violence has broken out in Durban. Riot police clashed with hundreds of foreign nationals who took to the streets to protest against xenophobia.

Police broke up a legal march against xenophobia in Durban
Police broke up a legal march against xenophobia in Durban

Water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades were used to disperse about 300 demonstrators. Police said they had defied an order not to march.

EThekwini metro police spokesperson Superintendent Eugene Msomi said the group had applied for permission to march on Wednesday, and it had been granted.

After they had gathered on Wednesday morning, police cancelled the march, citing an imminent threat to the group. Warnings about possible attacks had circulated online.

The irate marchers gathered in the street, however their path was blocked by about 30 riot police who opened their water cannons and used teargas as the group progressed towards them.

The situation remains tense, with fears that the protesters may re-group. eNCA/News24

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  • Samantha

    “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
    Gospel of Luke 23:34

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
    So that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.
    John 3:16

    Today we pray, we pray and we
    fast, not for the victims of xenophobia but the participants of the xenophobic
    attacks, for they know not what they are doing!

    “Father God in heaven, in
    Jesus name, we pray for the people who take part, entertain and encourage the
    xenophobic attacks. Have mercy on their souls Father, as they do now know what
    they are doing.

    Father God, touch them this morning and teach them about the love that Jesus walked this earth with.
    Show them father that nothing in this world belongs to man and all belongs to You!
    In the precious name of Jesus, educate your people that when they leave this earth they leave with NOTHING!

    Reveal to them Father God that your love is for us all. Race, colour, culture and nationality is not even an option when you give Your love to us. Guide us to be like you
    Jesus!
    Show them father that they break your second greatest commandment, “love you neighbour as you love yourself” by their actions.
    They also break the greatest commandment too, as anyone who loves God will not react in this manner!

    Open they eyes Jesus, to see the other person as a person created by You, with the love that’s in You, and not as a Somalian, Zimbabwean, Ethiopian, Nigerian, Congolise, or a FOREIGNER!
    There are NO foreigners in your home Lord, but family, children, brothers and sisters.

    Holy Father, we pray for the children of the people who support this violence against foreigners. Harden these children’s hearts to be against the violence they parents teach, to rebuke the anger their parents show and most importantly to fight the hatred their parents are displaying to them. Protect these young souls Father, that
    they will know better. They are our future after all.

    Dear heavenly Father, guide your people to the righteousness You want for them, the peace and the joy you have died for.
    Show them that they actions are the same as, of those who crucified Jesus. Crucified a Man who came in the name of love. Open their eyes to see that a job or a woman on this earth, is not worth giving your soul away for. If that job is taken by someone else then it was never theirs. If that woman leaves with someone else, then she was never theirs.

    Teach them Jesus, that love that you ask. A simple, free and available price we have to pay for Your blessings Father – LOVE.

    Remind us Jesus, that each and every person in Your world has red blood running through their veins and internal organs that are exactly the same.
    Outside we may look and sound different but inside we are all the same, created in Your image.

    For the victims we pray that the strength of Jesus can move them Father, that they can learn to forgive those who do this to them and that they do not loose any love because of this. Bless them Father with compassion, love and the humbleness that Jesus possessed.

    Teach them Father to be strong and to take every beating for You and on Your behalf just like Jesus did! Help them to forgive those who trespass against them, those who are kicking them out of Your country Lord, Your world, Your universe!

    Thank you, Jesus, for hearing our cries.
    Thank you for the freedom that Your blood and Your blood alone has created for us.
    Thank you for our brothers and sister that are spread across the world.
    We are a big family Jesus, Your family, we thank you for teaching us love and we thank you that we are one.

    One God, One Nation!

    IN THE PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS. AMEN!

    Matthew 22:36
    The greatest commandment in the Law
    ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and
    with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

    And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
    All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

    Send this prayer to all your “brothers and sisters across the universe”.
    Each and every living soul must say this prayer today and help us see that we
    are of One!

    Lets take this prayer to the next level People! Jesus was crucified an
    innocent Man, who loved people! A Man who came in the name of love!

    Let’s stand up for our Lord! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! Don’t spread war, spread
    love!

    I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
    When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
    When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
    When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end–
    because I am God, your personal God…
    Isaiah 43:1-2 (MSG)

  • deon

    as christian we must reject everything which is evil. xenophobia, the unwillingness of society that do not want generations to develop because of race, the business strategies that derail every plan of governments to do restitution, the bad’s of Nkhandla, the unwillingness to repent of wrong pass and to literally showing you have repented, the suffering of all people because they not of your religion or culture. all statutes representing the works of evil that reject even the very first and second commandments of God.we want things that represent good over this nation. when we took the country back we wanted to destroy these things that represent evil and wanted to build a new generation without these thing but was face with enormous resistance to change schools, work place, land, business but the very evil regime that God did not see fit anymore and decided to remove them from power were supported by us to resist the chance to make people economically free ( due to our fear and enslaved minds) that cannot grasp what God want to do for Africa. God is a good God and refuse to continually allow African people just to suffer and never to taste the fruit of their own land. we are His workmanship and he is our God. the God of Israel is our God and we will serve Him in the presents of these people that do not want to see our well being. we have prayed together with Arabs,Jews,Eastern nations ,African nations and the West for God to wipe away the tears from the eyes of Africa. He is answering us and want to do this, but those who hates the first and second command, resist Him.

  • TomJoad15

    Too many people have been covering up the true Africa with deflecting the blame onto the white settlers, this behavior is not new on our continent, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, etc.

    The real problem is that we have openly racist people like Mugabe holding important positions when they are not capable of simple management.
    This fool who they call a king should be locked up for life along with that idiot son of Zuma’s, after all they are the scum who had a hand in starting this.

    I see many people cursing South Africa but let us not forget all the Zimbabweans murdered by Zanu when they tried to exercise their right to vote.

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