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‘Our enemy is fellow black people’: Durban xenophobic attack victims

Immigrant hawkers tell of their terrible ordeals, as church leaders prepare to hold a protest in solidarity with victims

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When Abdul Diop, 43, came to SA more than two decades ago he hoped for a better future in a newly transformed country that was steeped in a history of oppression and violence – one he had learnt a great deal about while at school in Senegal.

But Diop says his vision for a better life in SA was a pipe dream, as he soon learned he was now an enemy of the people he once considered to be icons.

On March 8, Diop became the victim of a violent attack that had allegedly been orchestrated and carried out by members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA)...

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