South Africa is faced with a major problem that stemmed from her policy to embrace refugees from other impoverished African countries, while the majority of South Africans live under the bread line. The latest price hikes just compounded the problem, leading to anger, frustration, and Xenophobia.
The South Africans blame illegal and legal immigrants of taking jobs away from them. This is in essence true.
One can hardly blame them from evicting these people from their communities.
The real culprit is a system that allowed this to happen and giving poor native South Africans no hope of ever getting out of poverty.
The latest price hikes was the cherry on the cake --. The straw that broke the camel’s back.