MDCSA PROVINCE STATEMENT ON KATHLEHONG XENOPHOBIA-AFROPHOBIA ATTACKS

Yesterday the 10th of September 2019,the MDCSA Province dispatched a high powered 5 member delegation led by the Provincial Chairman Trust Ndlovu to Kathlehong to assess the situation on the ground,that befell our fellow countrymen and women,and come up with a comprehensive report of the assistence needed by the victims.

The team comprised of Chairman Trust Ndlovu,Treasurer Joel Marere,I,Innocent Nsingo the Communications Secretary,SAYA Director of Elections Loveness Gotora,and Jozi District Youth Chair Praise Mahlanganise.

Our brothers and sisters are accomodated at Tsulu Hall in Kathlehong,where women,men and children share the same hall.We couldn’t ascertain the actual number of people who are currently staying at the hall because some had gone to work when we arrived,but according to the list produced to us there are more than 200 people there.Only one male person is confirmed to have lost life in the attacks,and he left behind a young wife and a 6 weeks old daughter.

Various necessities,ranging from food,toiletries,clothing,latex gloves,blackets,matresses,mops,brooms,disinfectants etc are needed urgently.The young 6 weeks babe also needs warm clothes,towels,bath and washing soaps,nappies,porridge,milk etc.

There are some among the victims who want to go back to Zimbabwe.There is need for transport for these people,and some parcels of groceries.They will need among other basic items;sugar,salt,mealie-mean,flour,cooking oil,rice,bath soap,washing soap,washing powder,beans,blackets,clothes,tinned foods,candles,matches etc.

Below is the breakdown of the total number of victims who volunteered to be transported back to Zimbabwe.

Men 34
Women 30
Children 15

Can well wishers help our brothers and sisters in cash and in kind.

MDCSA calls upon the government of South Africa to protect human life at all times,and fellow South Africans to respect the right to life for everyone.

Innocent Nsingo
(MDCSA COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY
0731355093
innonsingo@gmail.com

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