Mandela’s widow calls for African unity

GRACA Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, has appealed for African unity at a memorial service for a victim of recent xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Machel called Mozambican Manuel Jossias’ murder “a symbol of what must not happen again”.

In an emotional speech in Johannesburg, she said the recent violence should be “a wake-up” call for the entire region.

At least seven people have died over a month of attacks on foreigners and foreign-owned property in South Africa.

To loud applause from the crowd, Machel, who is a former first lady of both South Africa and Mozambique, encouraged acceptance of all nationalities:

“I am South African. I am Mozambican. I am Zambian. I am Zimbabwean,” she said, continuing:

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