26.10.2019 11:33 am
A table sees crime in Johannesburg allocated to people from the nations Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Outgoing Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba shared information divided up into columns for five African countries - Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe - with statistics on how much crime, and which types of crime, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) has documented as being committed by people of these nationalities.
African leaders expressed appreciation to Ramaphosa for taking time to explain the situation in SA, which had generated concern in a number of countries.
Velenkosini Hlabisa says the government should assist undocumented foreign nationals in SA who are students and have special skills to be documented.
GRAPHIC IMAGES: Ncube and Mzizi have been regularly attacked by a gang masquerading as ‘fighting illegal immigrants’.
800 people, mainly from Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, have reportedly sought safety in community halls in Katlehong.
This after Mashaba said on television that he would not apologise for the xenophobic violence, as President Ramaphosa had.
The approach deflects from governance failures, while hundreds of vulnerable migrants and South Africans who have been arrested in recent weeks face an uncertain fate, says a Wits academic.
SA can’t ‘absorb the result of all the problems that are made by leaders who want to loot their country,’ the SACP general secretary said.
‘The world expects us to behave in a way where we respect the rights of people from other nations,’ the president said.
The minister says the media should convey a message which says the nation is concerned by the recent xenophobic violence and attacks.
Zweli Ndaba admits he penned the flyer that spurred hostel dwellers and truck drivers to take part in the shutdown that led to xenophobic attacks in Gauteng.
Xenophobia victims have been staying at the Tsolo Community Hall, but say they want to go back to the suburb, rather than going back to their countries of birth.
Ramaphosa reassured the residents plans were being looked at that would alleviate the issues of gender-based violence and xenophobia.
Vusimuzi informal settlement is peaceful during the day, but changes at dusk as mobs ransack shops and damage properties.