Unrest Latest: Sweden assures SA, investors to stay and rebuild

'Sweden has a long history of standing by our friends through the struggle for freedom' - Swedish Ambassador, Hakan Juholt, after the unrest.

Unrest Latest: Sweden assures SA, investors to stay and rebuild

eThekwini Municipality Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, has reassured the Swedish government that the city is working to protect foreign investment and save jobs following the recent unrest in the city. 

Kaunda met with the ambassador of Sweden to South Africa, Hakan Juholt on Friday. 

eThekwini Municipality said in a statement that the meeting was aimed to reassure the Swedish government that the Municipality is working to protect foreign investment and to save jobs following the recent civil unrest. 

Kaunda said he was encouraged that “team Sweden”, led by Ambassador Juholt, had encouraged their partners and businesses to unite with South Africa to protect and rebuild communities impacted by last week’s widespread violent unrest, riots and looting. 

“Sweden has over 150 businesses operating in South Africa, the majority of which are in Durban,” Kaunda said.

“It is important for us as the leadership of the municipality to meet with Swedish representatives, not only to allay any fears they may have, but to outline how we plan to protect investments in the city, whether local or foreign investment,” Kaunda said.

Juholt reassured Kaunda that Swedish investors intended to stay in the city and help the government to rebuild the country.

“Sweden has a long history of standing by our friends through the struggle for freedom and equality. We are here to stay and continue to help rebuild South Africa through this struggle. Our businesses are not going anywhere, we are in it for the long haul, now and in the future.”

Source : The South African More   

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Americans confidently weigh in on the conflict supposedly taking place in Wakanda and Zamunda at the moment. Watch their responses here.

What!? Americans think ‘Wakanda’ and ‘Zamunda’ are real places [Watch]

Radio & TV presenter Ashraf Garda posted a video of Americans responding to the question “what do you think of the conflict in Zamunda and Wakanda?” on Twitter on 21 July and their responses are hilarious. 

AMERICANS ON CONFLICT IN WAKANDA AND ZAMUNDA

With the recent release of Coming 2 America starring Eddie Murphy and the news of Marvel’s Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the continent of Africa has been under the spotlight. 

Coming 2 America is set in the fictional land of Zamunda while Black Panther is set in the fictional country of Wakanda. However, Americans, who Ashraf Garda says “know it all”, believe these are actual places. 

In a video posted to Garda’s Twitter, Americans are caught in their lies as they pretend to care about the conflict going on in these two fictional places. While most of the Americans said they think the United States (US) should intervene and they’ve heard the news on social media, one specific American in the video went all out. 

When asked where he has seen the posts he confidently responded, 

“Twitter and Instagram a lot, blowing up my feeds, I got a couple friends actually that has family in the area so he was definitely keeping me informed on the area making sure I wasn’t one of the ill informed.”

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WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

TWEEPS REACT TO VIDEO

Tweeps were shocked after listening to Americans answer the questions with such confidence. 

WHERE ARE ‘WAKANDA’ AND ‘ZAMUNDA’?

While Wakanda and Zamunda are fictional places that do not exist, in the storyline of both films they are located in Africa. Scenes of Wakanda were actually filmed in South Africa, the US, the United Kingdom (UK), Norway and South Korea according to . 

Zamunda, on the other hand, is actually rapper Rick Ross’ 45 000-square-foot mansion In Georgia, USA. 

“That entrance foyer with the big two-story interior and double-winding staircase was perfect,” said production designer Jefferson Sage to Variety. 

“Off of that, there were two beautiful big rooms with giant windows and 18-foot ceilings. We used five key spaces that we turned into Zamunda,” he added. 

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Source : The South African More   

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