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Ghanaians in SA at risk as xenophobic attacks escalate

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Ghanaians living in South Africa are at risk as xenophobic attacks is on the rise in the Rainbow Nation, Starr News has learnt.

Indigenes of the diamond-rich nation, according to reports, are attacking and killing foreign nationals, whom they accuse of taking their jobs and privileges.

Official reports have confirmed that at least five people have been killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes in the degenerating situation.

However, Starr News gathers that the number of deaths appear much higher than what has been released by the authorities.

It is unclear if any Ghanaian has become victim of the insurrection.

Some African countries including Malawi and Zimbabwe have initiated moves to withdraw their nationals from the country.

Most of the recent unrest occurred in and around the coastal city of Durban, where police said two foreigners and three South Africans were killed.

The dead included a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly shot during looting on Monday night and died at a hospital.

The latest attacks are believed to have been triggered by some comments allegedly made by a Zulu king.

King Goodwill Zwelithini is reported to have asked foreigners in the former apartheid country to return home. He has, however, rejected accusations that his remarks provoked the attacks claiming, the media misrepresented him.