READ: Zulu king whose remarks incited Xenophobic attacks calls for calm

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini whose remarks incited Xenophobic attacks after saying "All foreigners must leave South Africa" has appealed for calm. Speaking with his subjects today April 20th in Durban, the king said his remarks were taken out of context.

"This violence directed at our brothers and sisters is shameful. My speech ... was directed at the police, calling for stricter law enforcement, but that was never reported. The public was instead given another side of my speech, which had been twisted and misrepresented." he saidHe pleaded with South Africans to stop attacking foreigners.