The country of South Africa has recently experienced a variety of attacks on foreigners living within its borders. Termed as “xenophobia”, the violence escalated in KwaZulu-Natal, which quickly spread to the Johannesburg area of Gauteng and the East Rand suburb of Primrose, amongst others.
In response to news reports, Bishop Clive Reid and Counsellor Alex Angus of the Edenvale Ward visited the site to assess the needs of those seeking shelter in various tent-camps. Contact was established with Reverend Jones and other members of the Primrose Methodist Church. Working together, the LDS Church offered to feed 300 and provide hands to assist in other areas.