Xenophobia in South Africa: vigilante groups target foreign companies

In South Africa, a xenophobic movement called Operation Dudulais accuses illegal immigrants of taking jobs from South Africans. Operation Dudula militiamen are known to attack foreign-owned small businesses. With an unemployment rate close to 35%, the situation is tense and the populist rhetoric of the supporters of Operation Dudula raises fears of new xenophobic riots in South Africa, as in 2008, 2015 and 2019. Our correspondents report.

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