I am conducting this research to show that I am totally against this unnecessary xenophobic attacks that has take place in our communities and as wel as around the country.
I would like to express my dismay and deep sadness at the recent and continuing acts of violence committed in our country against our brothers and sisters from other African states. My condolences go to those who have been bereaved and I have nothing but the deepest sympathy for all the victims of this violence.
The conduct of those responsible for the attacks does not reflect the values of South African society embedded in our Constitution. Our legal system and the Constitution which is the supreme law, are firm and clear in their recognition of the fundamental human rights of all who find themselves inside our borders.
These rights include the right to life, the right to personal security, the right not to be unfairly discriminated against and certainly the right to human dignity.
Any violation of fundamental human rights must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. It is all the more reprehensible when directed against vulnerable groups in our society, such as women, children and other defenceless people. We cannot deny or destroy the human dignity of others without damaging our own as human beings.
Our task as South Africans is to uphold the rule of law and the values and rights in our Constitution, which was born out of the struggle for justice and freedom in our land, and to serve as an example for our continent and the world. Ignoring this will negate the gains this country and its people have achieved. There are major challenges we still need to overcome as a nation and as a people ; I refer to the serious and urgent problems of poverty, hunger, homelessness and joblessness, which are the aftermath of apartheid rule, and which are still with us. Only a concerted effort by all will win us the ultimate victory that is our people's due. We cannot...