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EXTRA TIME: Watch Kaizer Chiefs stars and South African football's message against violence

16:59 EAT 04/09/2019
Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs August 2019
After a series of violent incidents across the country, the nation has had enough and PSL football stars have also come out to call for peace

Criminal incidents have taken centre stage on social media in South Africa, so much so even football players, clubs and legends have come out to have their say on the rising problem.

The country has read about a number of scary rape, murder and other violent incidents making the headlines in the news lately. Then the recent xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg, targetting shops and vehicles became so worrying, Bafana Bafana's fixture against Zambia had to be cancelled.

South Africa ended up inviting Madagascar to play a friendly match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. The football calendar moves on, but the following reactions on social media is demanding the violence against women, children and foreigners need to stop in South Africa.

In the first video we see Kaizer Chiefs stars from various countries coming together with Willard Katsande (Zimbabwe), Daniel Akpeyi (Nigeria), Itumeleng Khune, Lebogang Manyama, George Maluleka, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Daniel Cardoso (South Africa).

The teammates are demonstrating how all Africans should be united and refrain from violence against one another.

Since the protests across the country is also about violence against women and children, we take a look at much more reactions from South African football players, the media and the government.