Anglogold Asanti
Anglogold Asanti

By Kwabena Adu Koranteng

AngloGold Ashanti, the African leading gold producer, has joined the South African government in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the xenophobic attacks that have occurred in the past week in certain parts of South Africa.

Anglogold Asanti
Anglogold Asanti

According to the gold miner, ?these shameful attacks, perpetrated by a clear minority, are a blight on South Africa?s history and its democracy, and we support the government?s commitment to stamp them out, bring those responsible to justice, and address the root causes of the violence?, according to a release issued today.

According the release, AngloGold Ashanti said we offer our sincere condolences to those affected both directly and indirectly by the violent attacks, and echo the words of South Africa?s President Jacob Zuma, who said: ?Millions of South Africans condemn these atrocious killings and abhor xenophobia and all related intolerances. Together we must work harder to root out violence and hatred in our society.”

AngloGold Ashanti is a proudly pan-African company with mining operations across the world, including the African continent, where it has businesses in Mali, Guinea, Ghana, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and South Africa. ?The strength and resilience of our organisations is rooted not only in our values and our commitment to treat all people with dignity and respect, but also in our diversity, as we draw from the skills and talents of the people in each of those countries?, the release said..

South Africa, too, has embraced diversity since its birth as a nation. On the 27th of this month, South Africa?s democracy comes of age, 21 years after ushering in legitimate statehood. Then and now, we join our brothers and sisters across the continent and beyond, by recommitting to South Africa?s vision as a tolerant and multi-cultural society.

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