Following recent Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, Zambians have taken to attacking and looting businesses owned by South Africans in their country in retaliation to the Xenophobic attacks on foreigners, many of whom are Nigerians and Zambians.
A video showing Zambians attacking and looting a South African business outlet ‘Pick n Pay’ in the East Park Shopping Mall in Lusaka, has surfaced online. The attacks which started as a protest in Zambia on the morning of Wednesday, September 4 later degenerated into wholesome attacks and looting of South African businesses in the country.
An eyewitness reporter who was at the scene of the incident shared a video with the caption
“Zambia students have taken to the streets boycotting and looting SA businesses. The mess we have created in this country has a dire ripple effect. Can our politicians get off their mansions and do something now”
The protest which later leads to the closure of several South African owned malls and business in the country’s business district for fear of been attacked or looted by protesters.
Reports also gathered that Zambiam University students were amongst those who embarked on today’s protest, attacking and looting shops owned by South Africans.
The protests which rocked Nigeria and Zambia over the xenophobic attacks launched by South Africans against foreigners, especially Nigerians, have also led to the closure of Multichoice offices and branches in Nigeria and Zambia.
MTN has also closed some stores and service centers in Nigeria, while Shoprite confirmed that several stores in South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia were unable to open due to protest action.
Here are some videos:
Zambia students have taken to the streets boycotting and looting SA businesses. The mess we have created in this country has a dire ripple effect. Can our politicians get off their mansions and do something now pic.twitter.com/awG4msEyEO
— PO$H HAIR COMPANY (@poshhaircompany) September 4, 2019
Aftermath of the protest
University of Zambia students marching against xenophobia in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/eKHUmjl5FI
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) September 4, 2019
Lusaka Zambia. Protests over the violence in SA. Video as received pic.twitter.com/x4OZ1v3oxT
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) September 4, 2019
Also, in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Zambian radio and Television stations have decided to stop play South African owned songs in the country as a way of showing solidarity in the recent Xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in South Africa.
South Africa has experienced several Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in recent years, the last was the killing and burning of a Nigerian in South Africa some few days ago