Unfortunately, the xenophobic attacks do not only affect the foreign nationals and their businesses, but the whole of South Africa. The other African countries react to the attacks made on their people.
Some of the unfortunate reports made are Rwanda and Democratic of Congo Presidents have been reported to have pulled out of the World Economic Forum (WEF) protesting against xenophobic violence.
Also, singer Tiwa Savage tweeted that she is canceling the SA concert she was supposed to have for DSTV Delicious Festival on 21 September.
I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.
— Tiwa Savage ⚔️ (@TiwaSavage) September 4, 2019
Zambia and Madagascar have pulled out the Bafana Bafana friendly match.
It is not rocket science to figure out that investors will pull out in South Africa. For instance, the transportation sector cannot operate with closed routs. d. That way, businesses will die. The trucks and access to routes directly affect the transportation sector.
Above all, everyone directly and indirectly affected is fighting back. Celebrities, forums, even the sports department. Therefore,
The more the attacks is the more negative effect South Africa will have. Economically, countries need one other to better their economic status.
Xenophobic attacks are not new in South Africa. In 2008, the country experienced the first xenophobic attacks happening in the Gauteng Province. We experienced a lot of people die and having severe injuries. Twelve years later, we are going through the same experience. In this case, it’s not a one-way struggle. The other African countries react are fighting back. With them, it seems to be less violence and more strategic thinking.