Expert slams Zulu king's 'interference' in xenophobia crisis

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Police Minister Bheki Cele’s decision to cancel a meeting to talk about quelling xenophobic violence with hostel headmen because Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini had not been consulted is concerning, a constitutional law expert has lamented.

This has been viewed as interference and undue influence by King Zwelithini in the affairs of the state, as it was a government meeting. The meeting was scheduled with headmen from Jeppestown and surrounding hostels, from where the attacks have mostly been carried out, and was planned for last Sunday.

The attacks on foreign nationals and their properties have left 12 people dead.

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