A union has warned that xenophobic violence in South Africa has potential to affect Zambia’s tourism sector.

The xenophobic violence which has hit South Africa has the potential to negatively affect the tourism industry in Zambia.
This is according to Hotel Catering Tourism and Allied Workers Union of Zambia.
Regional Secretary, Zerphenia Kaleya has told Breeze Business News that most tourists from outside the continent, who visit Zambia, use South Africa as an entry point.
He says that it is therefore, important that government takes a proactive role in ensuring that xenophobic violence ends in that country.
And Mr. Kaleya says that Zambian businessmen and women who visit South Africa have been seriously affected by the violence.
He says that the union is aware that some Zambians have been stuck in hotels failing to come back to Zambia, thereby incurring huge accommodation bills.

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