The South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Lulu Xingwana says the recent videos circulating on social media on xenophobic attacks in South Africa are fake.
According to her, most of the videos are “formulations” and old occurrences in other countries.
She said: “these videos that you are seeing are just formulations, they are fake. Many of them are fake. They are old, even from other countries. Not from South Africa. They are even from other countries,” she noted on Starr Today on Starr FM Wednesday.
When asked by show host Naa Dedei Tettei how her assertions can be authenticated, she said “I know. You may not know but I know”.
Madam Xingwana also attributed the current attacks on foreign nationals to crime and poverty.
“This starts from poverty. That’s why I say its crime, it’s poverty, in Ghana in South Africa, in Zimbabwe, in Nigeria everywhere. And then people will leave these countries and any other countries and think they can find something in South Africa. And if they don’t find it, then crime comes in.”
“It could be drugs it could be anything. And then that is what is causing the conflict so I’m saying if we can ensure that we create the opportunities for our people, we create jobs for our people. I don’t think this will happen. So I’m saying, this is an issue of poverty,” she said.
She charged “We have a responsibility, all of us to create jobs and opportunities for our people and not look at one country to do it.”