"I was here in Langa when the xenophobia was taking place. We didn't go to one of the camps [for displaced people], but stayed with friends in Cape Town. I stayed away [from my neighbourhood] for 32 days, then I came back to the shop. Everything was fine until the night of November 9th.
"The shop was closed. About 10 [p.m.] thieves broke the gate, came inside, and shot through the door with pistols into the room where we sleep. I was bolting the door when a bullet came through the metal, passed through my arm, and continued straight into my younger brother's head. He died immediately.
"The thieves went to the till, took all our property - about R1,500 [US$150] - cigarettes, [mobile phone] airtime, and other stuff like rice, meat, coke, biscuits.
"They were [in the shop] maybe 20 minutes. My friends took me to the hospital and I'm okay. But I'm missing my brother, so actually I'm not okay.
"We went to the police and made a statement, but until now they haven't caught anyone, even though the robbers are still around here in this area. They say it's not a kind of xenophobia, but just normal crime.
"We don't know what they actually mean. We just want the police to control the peace, but they don't; and we are refugees, so we have nobody to depend on.
"For me, there's no chance to stay here. So now my other brothers and I are preparing to go back to our country. There's a war there, but that war is better than this one, because that is my country.
"If I die or am injured, it's my country. I came here for the peace, but I can't see how that's possible now. That's why I'm going [back] to my country. I'll leave as soon as I have money to go home.
"Some people say xenophobia will take place again, others say it won't. Some of them want us [to stay], some others don't. I can say that the majority of South Africans are okay.
"But I have no safety here. If I saw the government working [well], then maybe I could stay, but I see problems are [increasing], so I prefer to go back to my country. A problem at home is better than the same problem in a foreign land.