Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer ‘routine’ harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The AFP reports that the group said xenophobia remained widespread in South Africa despite a government action plan rolled out in May 2019 to combat ‘intolerance’. In a 64-page report, HRW said foreigners are scapegoated for economic insecurity in one of the world’s most unequal societies, where unemployment sits above 30 percent. It relayed testimonies by over 50 African and Asian nationals of ‘routine’ and ‘sometimes lethal’ xenophobia.