amakwerekwere

amakwerekwere

(ˌamaˈkwerɪˈkwerɪ)
pl n
informal taboo South African a term used by Black people to refer to foreign Africans
[C20: from Xhosa ama, a plural prefix, + kwerekwere imitatitive of unintelligible sound]
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The flip-side of exotification is the anti-immigrant mobs in Pretoria baying for the blood of the amakwerekwere.
Owing to these gradations, the "Rhodes Must Fall Movement" occurred concomitantly with an upsurge on violent attacks on Black amakwerekwere from Africa north of the Limpopo (p 114).
While the ruling elite enriches itself by looting the state, the forgotten slum dwellers claim their share by collecting the crumbs from the vulnerable amakwerekwere.
The May 2008 outbreak of xenophobic violence left over 60 dead; about one-third of those killed were South Africans who had ostensibly been mistakenly identified as amakwerekwere or foreigners because of their darker skin and their inability to speak Zulu.