Submission to the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Probing Violence Against Foreign Nationals

Sonke Gender Justice (2015). Submission to the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Probing Violence Against Foreign Nationals. Sonke Gender Justice: Cape Town, South Africa.

This submission contains the transcript of the full public address of King Goodwill Zwelithini at a ‘moral regeneration’ event held in Pongola on Human Rights Day 2015. This submission analyses extracts from the King’s speech and provides evidence that the King expressed strong anti-foreigner sentiment, and attributed a range of negative and harmful qualities to cross-border migrants that appeared to have elicited strong popular appeal among the King’s supporters. The submission urges the Ad Hoc Committee to consider the new evidence not previously available in the public domain, and to hold the King accountable for his words.