#Xenophobia: Facebook cancels event in South Africa over xenophobic attacks

Over the past few weeks, there have been xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa which have caused many celebrities, brands and organisations to pull out of any event they had scheduled to hold in South Africa.

Social networking platform, Facebook has also cancelled its annual iD8 event to hold in South Africa over xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in the country.

Facebook said it was cancelling the event due to ”unforeseen circumstances” as seen from an email sent to one of the scheduled participants of the event.