The protest against the xenophobic attacks in South Africa has taken another dimension as a popular radio station in Zambia Hot Fm, has said it will no longer play South African music.

This development has occurred after the football association also cancelled a friendly match against South Africa that was due to take place on Saturday in Lusaka.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the radio station said, “Hot FM will cease to play music by South African artists on our airwaves until further notice,”

Making reference to the African concept of togetherness, Hot FM also said, “All African nations, whether front-line states or not, stood by our South African kindred during their time of need and together we embraced ubuntu,’’

During its fight against apartheid, South Africa’s now-governing African National Congress (ANC) was based in Zambia.

“Africa is one, and until such a time that our South African counterparts embrace ubuntu again, our stand will be with all our African brothers being attacked and terrorised in that country.”

On Wednesday, several shopping centres in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, closed as students took to the streets to protest about violence in South Africa, which has seen many foreign-owned shops looted.

Source: BBC Africa