SADC expected to grill Zuma over xenophobia
The recent violence, which left seven people dead, is expected to be featured at the SADC summit in Harare.
PRETORIA - President Jacob Zuma is expected to face a grilling by other Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders in Zimbabwe over the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The recent violence, which left seven people dead in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, is expected to be featured at the SADC summit opening in Harare on Wednesday.
President Robert Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba said the gathering is meant to plan industrial growth for the region but it's up to heads of state to decide whether the issue of attacks against foreigners are brought up.
Xenophobic violence in South Africa claimed victims from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
The presidents of all three of these countries are in Harare with Zuma.
Even sticking to the subject of industrialisation could bring up the violence because it's why so many citizens of neighbouring countries head for South Africa at the continent's most sophisticated economy to find work.