Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Samuel Ablakwa Okudzeto, has asked the international community to demand the prosecution of perpetrators of recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu said the attacks were criminal, disgraceful and embarrassing, needing high-level diplomatic intervention-arrest and prosecution.
He said there was no justification for such attacks and that it was sickening for black South Africans to be attacking other black Africans who supported South Africa against apartheid.
Mr Okudzeto said the AU ought to go beyond condemnation and consider the relocation of its office in South Africa should the attacks continue.
He said South Africa was sitting on a time bomb and underscored the need for the international community to help South Africa leaders to work on a radical marshal plan on redistribution of wealth and creation of opportunities to bridge the “yawning gap” between the poor and the rich.