Fikile Mbalula, the secretary-general of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), said that Zimbabwe will remain South Africa’s problem for a long time.
Mbalula made the remarks while speaking at an ANC Youth League fundraiser in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, reported Eye Witness News.
He said South Africa will have to deal with Zimbabweans coming into the country in search of better living and working conditions.
Mbalula also called for the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West, saying the United States of America and Britain wanted regime change. He said:
We’ve got a problem here in Zimbabwe and it’s brewing. And you think it’s going to be the problem of the Americans; it’s going to be our problem for the longest of time.
Americans must give peace a chance… We need a roundtable; we need peaceful negotiations.
Zimbabwe is expecting to receive tens of thousands of its citizens from South Africa in the coming months when their special permits (Zimbabwe Exemption Permit) expire on 30 June 2023.
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