Kaizer Chiefs stars condemn Xenophobic and gender-based violence

by FariedaSeptember 9, 2019

Several prominent Kaizer Chiefs players have taken to social media to call for an end to the violence that is currently dominating headlines.

Already gripped by renewed incidents of Xenophobic violence in Johannesburg’s CBD South Africa has been shocked by frequent reports of violent attacks on women and children.

Xenophobic attacks lead to cancellation of Friendly

Bafana Bafana’s scheduled friendly international against Zambia was cancelled earlier this week in the wake of the attacks aimed at foreign nationals. The attacks focused on those trading in the Johannesburg CBD as well as other parts of Gauteng.

Police raids on the CBD, ostensibly to root out the sale of counterfeit or black market goods, have been accused of fuelling violence and Xenophobic sentiment.

Kaizer Chiefs, as the South African club with the biggest support base, have the power to reach a lot of people within the country and beyond and their players have come out against the Xenophobic violence. They would also speak out against the shocking acts of violence perpetrated against women in South Africa.

Chiefs sport several foreign nationals in their ranks, including Khama Billiat and Willard Katsande of Zimbabwe, and Daniel Akpeyi of Nigeria. Itumeleng Khune, Lebogang Manyama, George Maluleka, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Daniel Cardoso joined them in issuing a video message calling for an end to Xenophobia.

The video was posted to the Twitter account of Amakhosi skipper Khune.

 

Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/sport/kaizer-chiefs-stars-condemn-xenophobic-and-gender-based-violence/

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