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I’m busy working on Saturday’s babalaas when I get an SMS from a government spin doctor: “King Goodwill Zwelithini is going to talk about the xenophobia at KwaHlongwa near Maphumulo in a couple of hours’ time.”
Leaders have spoken and there have been different campaigns, from night vigils and marches to moments of silence.
South Africa was galvanised into saying #StopTheHate this past week.