Zimbabweans appalled by murder of Elvis Nyathi in SA

By Innocent Nxumalo
ZIMBABWEANS are startled by the recent xenophobic attack in Diepsloot, South Africa which resulted in the gruesome death of a Zimbabwean national.
The recent Diepsloot scene where a Zimbabwean in South Africa was gruesomely murdered has revoked unpleasant memories of the 2015 xenophobic riots against Zimbabweans.
Terrified Zimbabweans in Beitbridge described the recent Diepsloot incident as unfortunate and inhumane, especially when instigated by an African on a fellow African.
“Zimbabwe and South Africa need each other, how can you kill your African brother in such a manner? It is so appalling,” said on Beitbridge resident.
“When I saw that video, the 2014 xenophobia memories gripped me. I was hurt. We pray for sanity among our neighbours to stop such inhuman acts,” said another resident.
Senior citizens who were part of the border communities that hosted Umkonto Wesizwe when South Africa battled apartheid said they are struggling to come to terms with the developments in the neighbouring nation.
“South Africans are our comrades, we are coming a long way together. Umkhonto Wesizwe counted on our hospitality because we are all Africans. We are disappointed,” he mourned.
Meanwhile, Zimbabweans have united on social media to create crowd funding schemes for the funeral of the late Elvis Nyathi who succumbed to Diepsloot night attack by a group targeting foreign nationals.