Ditshwanelo calls for Botswana�s intervention in xenophobia attacks

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Human rights organisation – Ditshwanelo has condemned recent xenophobia attacks in neighbouring South Africa and called for the government of Botswana to intervene.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Ditshwanelo termed the attacks that have claimed at least seven lives as heinous. The statement comes shortly after foreign governments strongly criticised South Africa for failing to protect their nationals.

Ditshwanelo has recognised that racism, discrimination and xenophobia also exist in Botswana. The human rights body believes that prejudice and lack of information and power fuel discrimination and xenophobia.

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