Xenophobic Attacks Surge in South Africa Ahead of Elections

JOHANNESBURG A recent spate of violent, deadly attacks against impoverished foreign nationals isn’t about outsiders, South Africans say, but rather about the country’s problems and contentious politics.

Last week, a mob in the coastal city of Durban attacked a group …

Xenophobic Attacks Surge in South Africa Ahead of Elections

JOHANNESBURG A recent spate of violent, deadly attacks against impoverished foreign nationals isn’t about outsiders, South Africans say, but rather about the country’s problems and contentious politics.

Last week, a mob in the coastal city of Durban attacked a group …