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Sisulu says govt has called on NGOs to locate the cause of xenophobic attacks

Speaking at the Dr Phyllis Naidoo memorial in Durban on Friday, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that government are still trying to get to the bottom of the reason for the violent xenophobic attacks in the country.

There have been speculations that the hardships of the economy, such as the lack of employment and business opportunities, which have plagued the country since 2008 are where the violence stems from.

Government have requested non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help pin-point the root of the problem and develop a solution.

Naidoo was an apartheid freedom fighter who was firstly part of the Natal Indian Congress and later the SACP, before she passed in 2013.

Sisulu explained at the gathering that the department had recently met with African country diplomats to discuss the violence against the Malawians in Durban as the attacks are criminal and the matter needs to be resolved.