Saturday, April 18, 2015

Xenophobic Attacks: David Oscar calls for boycott of South African shops


Xenophobic Attacks: David Oscar calls for boycott of South African shops
Ghanaian comedian and actor, David Oscar, has called on Ghanaians to stop buying and patronising from South African shops in the country.
His comments come in the wake of brutal xenophobic massacre being carried out in South Africa, which has left some Africans dead, including a Ghanaian, according to reports.
At least five people have died in anti-foreigner attacks in recent weeks.
Many jobless South Africans accuse foreigners of taking jobs in a country where the unemployment rate is 24%.
David Oscar, who has been vocal on a number of national issues recently, joined a number of opinion leaders, Friday, to condemn the attack, calling it "sheer savagery".
The Actor who was in South Africa a few months ago, made his opinion known via his Facebook page.
"I'm having to jump on this band wagon because of the sheer savagery being unleashed on our brothers and sisters. I've cried this morning after seeing some of the images .....", the actor revealed.
He further wrote, "Let's have a black Friday demonstration TODAY against the gruesome killings of foreigners in SA. no shopping at shoprite, pick n pay, spar, steers, debonairs, hungry Lion, Mr Price, Woolworths, or any shop that is a south african invstment. S.A must be put in their place."
David Oscar's comment comes at a time when many have criticized the South African government for being too lenient on perpetrators of this heinous crime.
Meanwhile,foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted in eastern Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks.
Police said about 200 foreigners took refuge at a police station, and 12 people were arrested over the attacks.
The violence comes despite Thursday's rally against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban, and condemnation from President Jacob Zuma.

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