Zulu king 'xenophobia' report discussed

Zulu king 'xenophobia' report discussed

One of the complainants who took King Goodwill Zwelithini to the South African Human Rights Commission for his utterances relating to foreigners says they are in discussions over the findings contained in a report released this week. 

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CEO of the African Diaspora Forum Marc Gbaffou says because it is a preliminary report they cannot divulge what they think and feel about it just yet.

''I think as the complainants, we still need to sit down and discuss the report before consulting with the South African Human Rights Commission,'' he said.

The commission has absolved the king of any direct responsibility for this year's violence against foreign nationals.  

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A speech he gave in Pongola in March led to some blaming him for the attacks.  

The SAHRC did however find that some of King Zwelithini's comments including that foreigners must be kicked out of the country, were hurtful and has recommended he publicly apologise. 

The African Diaspora Forum and 30 other private individuals approached the commission to launch a probe adamant the monarch incited the violence. 

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