The silent screams of xenophobia

Marchers against xenophobia in Johannesburg in April. Photo by  Bridget Mnyulwa of Sonke Gender Justice.

The resurgence of xenophobic violence in March and April 2015 in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, fuelled by the hateful statement by King Zwelithini urging “all foreigners to pack their bags and leave”, exposed the uncomfortable fact that anti-foreigner sentiment had been simmering among many South Af