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Musicians 'ashamed' & 'disgusted' by xenophobic violence

Local musicians have collectively made an impassioned appeal for an immediate stop to the violence.

Kelly Khumalo. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - South African musicians have come out against the xenophobic violence which rocked the country over the past few weeks.

Artists Simphiwe Dana, K.O., Cassper Nyovest, Kelly Khumalo, Kurt Darren, Loyiso Bala and Skwatter Kamp collectively have made an impassioned appeal for an immediate stop to the violence, as well as a stern word to the Presidency to take action against criminal elements.

Dana speaks of her the shame she has felt as a South African, something she said she never thought she'd feel.

She said that if the xenophobic violence was due to poverty, then big retailers like Shoprite which are located in townships would have been looted.

Rappers Cassper Nyovest and K.O called the violence disgusting and sad saying they couldn't understand the continuing violence against African foreign nationals considering the helpful role that neighbouring countries played during the struggle for liberation in South Africa.

[WATCH] Video of the artists expressing their views on the matter.

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