The wave of xeonophobia spreading around Soth Africa has hit nationals from Namibia, forcing some who are staying in the worst hit areas to vacate their homes.
One of the attacks took place in the informal settlement of Du Noon in Cape Town where about 30 Namibian nationals had to flee their dwellings after having been ambushed by a mob. According to reports the group was tricked into attending a community meeting at the local police station to discuss the xenophobic attacks and to put the foreigners mind at ease about the situatons in the townships.According to witnesses the attack ended at about 20h00 when the South African Defence force intervened. However, they were unable to return to their homes since it was being looted by men brandishing pangas, machetes and knopkieries(traditional weapon).
The xenophobic violence has in the past weekend spiralled out of control in the Western Cape province reaching such levels as was previously seen in the Gauteng province where the the wave of xenophobia started.
Namibia currently has more students registered at Universities in South Africa than at its only University, the University of Namibia, and the fear exists that these students may be targeted in similiar attacks.