Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has advised South Africa to apply “a bit of force” to deal with xenophobia attacks on foreigners in the country.
Mnangagwa, said this while addressing Zimbabwean nationals in Cape Town, adding that the attacks on foreigners can only be contained by punitive measures.
“I have no doubt that the authorities here will not fold hands, they must bring sanity and to do so they must apply a bit of force,” said Mnangagwa.
Later on posting on Twitter, Mnangagwa applauded South African Authorities for making efforts to contain the xenophobic attacks.
“We strongly condemn all forms of hate driven violence and applaud the South African Authorities for the swift way they have responded,” said Mnangagwa.
“We are closely following the situation and are in regular contact with our South African counterparts and His Excellency Cde Cyril Ramaphosa.”
The xenophobic attacks have since claimed the lives of five people and caused massive destruction of properties belonging to foreigners.