“We need to make sure no more foreigners are attacked,” -Zulu King

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini, who blamed immigrants for rising crime and saying foreigners must go in an angry speech last month has accused the media of twisting his words which he says led to the unprovoked violence on foreigners in the country.

The Zulu king told his people at a stadium in Durban today, that previous reports that he said foreigners should “go back to their countries” were taken out of context.

“This violence directed at our brothers and sisters is shameful. My speech … was directed at the police, calling for stricter law enforcement, but that was never reported. The public was instead given another side of my speech, which had been twisted and misrepresented.”

He pleaded with South Africans to stop attacking foreigners.