oa South African Family Practice - It's denial, that's the crisis : editorial



May 2008 has been a difficult month for South Africa. Our TV screens once again erupted with scenes of violence, murder and destruction reminiscent of the old-apartheid days during the seventies and eighties. The so-called ''xenophobic attacks'' led to untold suffering for hundreds of thousands of immigrants in South Africa, with tens of thousands fleeing the country. Some refugees told reporters that they would rather face the poverty and possible persecution back home than the violence inflicted on them by raging and violent mobs of South Africans.


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