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SA Cannot Guarantee The Safety Of Foreign Nationals Anymore - ANC

SA Cannot Guarantee The Safety Of Foreign Nationals Anymore - ANC

A senior African National Congress (ANC) official has said the South African government cannot guarantee the safety of foreign nationals anymore.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe (pictured) made the remarks last week alleging that undocumented foreign nationals were to blame for various crimes in SA.

Mabe was addressing ANC members who were picketing at a police station in protest over increased crime allegedly committed by foreign nationals illegally residing in the country.

The chairperson of the Zimbabwe Community in SA, Ngqabutho Mabhena criticised Mabe for his utterances saying such comments may incite xenophobic attacks. He said:

The constitution of South Africa guarantees the safety of any foreigner in the country and Mabe’s statement is just unfortunate.

The constitution is very clear on how those who are not documented should be treated.

As a spokesperson of the ruling party, Mabe should have realised the impact of his utterances although we believe that he said this out of excitement and not from the ANC point of view.

On 6 April this year, a Zimbabwean, Elvis Nyathi was brutally assaulted and set on fire by a mob in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg for not having a passport.

Critics say the ANC’s tough rhetoric against illegal immigrants, particularly Zimbabweans, has to do with the party’s election campaign following the rise of far-right fringe political parties and movements.

More: NewsDay

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Tambaoga 1 month ago

Please assist with repatriation of Zimbabweans so that they vote in 2023. Very opportune time to bring them back.

Kule Dhambi 1 month ago

imwi tinhai vanhu vadzoke kuzogadzira nyika yavo. simpuu. kana zvedu zvaita muone kana vakadzokako futi.

edd 1 month ago

vanhu vanongoenda kuSA be it Zim economy is doing well during the goid days our forefathers wud go to Mzans to work in farms,mines vachinz vakarowera JONI thats hw life it is vanhu vanofunga kuti zim ikanaka vanhu havachenda kuSA nooo vakatomboenda kuSA when Zim was th bread busket

Shingirai Mufarandadya 1 month ago

but dont foget to tell Mnangagwa kuti vote yangu haiendere mahara Zanu PF must fall


Statement allegedly by ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe is xenophobic and must be condemned.

People have read criminal cases happening in South Africa. People of diverse nationalities have been involved in the commission of crime in South Africa.


Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Bush lawyer, much as it is unpalatable, that's the stance taken by ANC. Remember ANC is facing dwindling support as the Local Government elections recently showed. With an election coming in 2024, ANC has to be responsive to the South African electorate. Sentiment in South Africa at the moment is very clear. Unemployment is high and rightly or wrongly, immigrants are seen as taking South African jobs.

This is precisely why there is muted response to Dudula Movement and Soweto Parliament. If the ANC doesn't act on foreigners, it will lose votes. Simple as that.

Jah 1 month ago

Havambodzosera Mabe uyu kuchikoro chishoma violence chete mumusoro.Vamuitise African History


Jah 1 month ago

Anoti Ndebele yose inotaurwa muZim yakabvepi.Chaka amfecane.vanhu vagere Varume tinyareiwo murespect vana vedu ,unyange vakajamba boarder.

Jah 1 month ago

Haaaa wa bowa iwe ne statement rako riri exnophobic ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jah 1 month ago

Itaiwo politics kwadzo

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