Operation Dudula – a Soweto-born movement consisting of SA citizens reportedly targeting foreign traders and alleged criminals – is spreading the call to #PutSouthAfricansFirst. Meanwhile, politicians also point to foreigners as the cause of the country’s hardships. Tonight Carte Blanche investigates with “mind blowing” insights.
Carte Blanche says: “South Africa has an appetite for violence. Have recent anti-immigrant campaigns put the country on the precipice of yet another wave of xenophobic attacks?”
Xenophobic violence that ravaged the country in 2008 left an enduring stain on the new South Africa. In 2015, one highly placed leader referred to immigrants as fleas and violence erupted immediately. Now, Operation Dudula – a Soweto-born movement consisting of citizens reportedly targeting foreign traders and alleged criminals – is spreading the call to #PutSouthAfricansFirst; and politicians are also pointing to foreigners as the cause of the country’s hardships.
As hatred bubbles under unchecked, the country becomes unsafe for many legal foreign nationals who have blended into society, working menial jobs or getting by as informal traders. We meet migrants who live and work here in a time of concerted campaigns to make their lives untenable. (Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)
Presenter Macfarlane Moleli says: “The insights from Angelo Fick on this story are really mind blowing. He really delves into who we are as a nation, and what we have become because of our chequered past.”
Protesters say the foreign workers are stealing South Africans’ jobs. As anti-immigrant sentiment continues to spread throughout the country, Carte Blanche investigates whether some of the country’s political elite are fuelling hostilities, and looks into the increasing xenophobic online rhetoric.
Protesters say they’re stealing our jobs. As anti-immigrant sentiment continues to spread throughout the country, are some of the country’s political elite fueling hostilities? #CarteBlanche delves into the controversial #OperationDudula this Sunday 7pm on #MNet101. @macmoleli pic.twitter.com/EtWr1RXQF3
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South Africa has an appetite for violence. Have recent anti-immigrant campaigns put the country on the precipice of yet another wave of xenophobic attacks?
That's #CarteBlanche this Sunday at 7pm on @MNet channel 101. @macmoleli pic.twitter.com/8OyuDuUqxq
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