KAMPALA – Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias BobI Wine has reacted to xenophobic violence in parts of South Africa condemning the incidents as unacceptable and without any justification whatsoever.
In a statement posted on both his personal Twitter and Facebook, Bobi Wine stressed the importance of restoring peace and security as quickly as practicable.
“The xenophobic attacks in South Africa are sad, disappointing and disheartening,” he said adding that they must be condemned by all people of good conscience.
“It baffles me that Africans are killing fellow Africans in this manner. How regrettable! How unfortunate!” he said.
Bobi Wine called authorities in South Africa to make sure that a very close eye is kept on what he described as “acts of wanton violence” and find ways of stopping them.
The budding opposition figure said it was not right for locals with grievances to attack other nationals.
Reports indicate that looting and clashes with security forces continued in some parts of the country.
South African Police have also confirmed more arrests in addition to the over forty recorded on Monday.
Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe governments and the Somali community in South Africa have reacted to the incidents.
The African Union Commission through Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat also condemned the violence and said it backed South African measures to restore law and order.
Uganda is yet to make any official statement regarding her nationals in South Africa.