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Mbeki Says South Africans Are Not Xenophobic

Mbeki Says South Africans Are Not Xenophobic

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has refuted claims that the bulk of crimes in that country are committed by foreign nationals.

Mbeki said it is wrong to paint all foreign nationals with the same brush, adding that foreigners who are committing crimes in South Africa must be arrested and deported.

He made the remarks during a conversation with students and diplomats in Pretoria. Said, Mbeki:

We need to walk away from the false notion that the bulk of crime in this country is caused by foreigners. It is not correct.

The bulk of crime in this country is caused is committed by South Africans. There are foreigners who commit crimes.

You should arrest them and charge them. This is what we should do and avoid labelling other people.

Mbeki also said South Africans are not xenophobic.

The former President said that South Africa owes African countries for its independence, especially countries such as Angola and Mozambique where thousands of people were killed by the racist regime for supporting the country’s struggle for freedom. He said:

The African continent has felt, for a very long time, very, very close to this country, that it has its own responsibility to assist in the liberation of the people of South Africa.

You take a country like Mozambique just across our border, which lost thousands and thousands of people killed because it was refusing to walk away from the support here. The same thing happened in Angola.

| SABC News

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16 Comments

Citizen raPep naChamisa 1 week ago

South Africans are not xenophobic,but they’re just citizens who are blinded by poverty into thinking that all foreigners are enemies just like the Zanu Pf members in Zimbabwe


Citizen raPep naChamisa 1 week ago

@Mupfungwe chaiye ,kana ndimiwo
Mashura akadai

MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 week ago

Nhaiwe munhuasinazita. Inga zviri kunzwisisika wani. Iyo nyaya yekuda kuita malecture paPindula iyi. Heyaa

Citizen raPep naChamisa 1 week ago

Ha wangu iyoyo yaproblem yevabereki vako vakatadza kukupfuudza grade 7

1 week ago

Nyora ne shona pamwe zvingaite musoro

Cde hondo 1 week ago

Mbeki shut up yu messed up with your quiet diplomacy


The King of Serpents 1 week ago

He messed up zveshuwa. Maybe he was given money, farms or mines.

ED Pfee 1 week ago

South Africans are gangsters. Those are so many groups of thugs in South Africa. Zimbabweans there should just come back home to enjoy the freedom back here home. Ikoko ku SA mukuzvarana and twana twenyu hatichagone shona but afrins.


@ed pfee 1 week ago

freedom ipi yauri kunyepera vanhu

Trumpet 1 week ago

Mbeki now saying the truth of who sacrificed and helped South African during apartheid. He only supported Zanu PF and Mugabe because of his mining interests in Zimbabwe. Politics. Politics.Politics


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Illegal Foreigner 1 week ago

Ngavauye kumusha avo vavhote


Mbinga 1 week ago

Three Zimbos burnt beyond recognition in SA and no arrests but zimbos why return home lest u become trophies.


Mbeki says South Africans are not xenophobic 1 week ago

mboko says Mbeki is a ****


Sorojena 1 week ago

Xenophobic is an overstatement, in fact South Africans are violent. It's traditional for South Africans to move around armed with guns.


fun time 1 week ago

Enough of your diplomatic guff!! Any further harassment on the foreigners will invite a well trained battalion in your barren land and the soils which you built your houses on will boil.


facts 6 days ago

aaah the truth we all know... please we are not children



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