The South African government says camps housing victims of
the recent xenophobic attacks will be closed early next week and the occupants, who
include Zimbabweans among other nationalities, will be reintergrated into the
communities they fled when violence broke out in May this year.
But some Zimbabwean nationals tell studio seven they have
vowed not to return to their former communities as they still fear violence.
Most of those who were removed from Glenanda Camp and taken to Lindela Repatriation Centre have been released while others refuse to go to the new camp in Randfontein for various reasons.
Spokeswomen Siobhan [pronouned sha-vawn] McCarthy of the South
African department of Home Affairs tells reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga that so
far her department has issued temporary non-resident certificates valid for six
months to some 6,700 people, but some are refusing them.More Reports from VOA's Studio 7