Potential crisis looms over KZN 'safety camp'

More foreigners are flooding into the camp set up in Phoenix almost every day.

FILE: Scores of foreigners have been displaced following xenophobic violence in Durban. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

DURBAN - A potential crisis is looming at a so-called safety camp in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) where displaced foreigners have fled to as xenophobic unrest gripped parts of the province this month.

KZN was the epicentre of the violence that spread to Johannesburg last week.

More people are flooding into the camp set up in Phoenix almost every day.

Foreign national Elizabeth Sobombo told Eyewitness News that a fellow Zimbabwean who's also taken refuge at the site is in desperate need of medical help.

"They chased her away while they were beating up her husband. Most of us are taking treatment. She can't afford to go to the clinic because she's afraid that they might do something to her."

Sobombo adds she's had enough of South Africa.

"I would rather go home because I have suffered a lot. I can't afford to go and work there and they still take my stuff again. I would rather go back home."

KZN MEC of Health Sibongiseni Dhlomo said mobile clinics have been made available.

"People are getting displaced from their homes and you never know whatever they pick-up and what they leave behind. Every second day our mobile clinics visit all the shelters."

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