Is xenophobia at the heart of shooting of teenage boy in Orange Farm?

A teenage boy was shot in clashes that erupted between foreign traders and locals in Orange Farm, raising concerns about xenophobia.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to an advisor of the African Diaspora Forum, Jason Osuafor, about the complexities around the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

The outbreak of xenophobia comes from a deep hatred by particular locals of foreigners, thinking foreigners are the cause for their existing hardship.

Jason Osuafor, African Diaspora Forum

Why is it that it's only foreign-owned shops that are being looted? We cannot say that xenophobia is the root of this, but crime in also an issue.

Jason Osuafor, African Diaspora Forum

Police has not shown seriousness in the issue of securing the foreigners who are under attack.

Jason Osuafor, African Diaspora Forum

We are not contesting the fact that some Africans are here illegally. They are coming to South Africa to seek comfort because the situation at home is not good.

Jason Osuafor, African Diaspora Forum

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