Xenophobic violence forced many to flee. Now, they face an uncertain future inside transit camps.
The international community seeks to influence the Mugabe government as Army leaders orchestrate political attacks.
Church and community centers have been providing refuge for tens of thousands fleeing recent anti-immigrant violence.
Readers remember their experiences with the Monitor's old pen-pal column
Police, Army begin joint operations in Johannesburg in try to quell the attacks, which have left 42 dead.
African immigrants may soon be forced to fight back against attacks by South African mobs.
Attacks on foreigners have killed 22 and left more than 6,000 homeless in the past few days.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was invited for talks with President Robert Mugabe, says a top official. Would the talks negate a runoff presidential election scheduled for June 27.