Johannesburg, South Africa, Sep 16, 2019 / 08:10 am
A wave of deadly attacks targeting African foreign nationals in South Africa has caught the attention of national and regional Church leaders, as affected countries have started repatriating their citizens from South Africa.
"It is with dismay that we take note of the recent upsurge in violence against foreign nationals," the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference said in a statement earlier this month.
"We are facing a rising tide of hatred and intolerance, no difference to the rising tide of hatred in Nazi Germany," the bishops added.
"If we do not take urgent action to stop it (xenophobic attacks), there will be nothing left."