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17 Apr 2015
2:56 pm

MUT students should fight against xenophobia – Sisulu


The students of the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) are expected to lead the fight against xenophobia, said Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu on Friday.

People have started arriving at the Curries Fountain stadium in Durban for the Peace March asking for peace in the Durban area and KwaZulu-Natal province, which is engulfed by xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe. Date: 16 April 2015

“Judging by your academic performance and that of all students here today, we are convinced that you have a responsibility to say no to xenophobic violence being perpetrated by few criminals in our country against our own brothers and sisters,” said Sisulu, also the Chancellor of MUT, at their graduation ceremony.

Xenophobic attacks flared up in KwaZulu-Natal in recent days and had since spread to parts of Gauteng. Sisulu called on MUT’s Student Representative Council to join forces with the student body to stand up against xenophobia.

“l call on you to be vocal and to stand tall and loud in saying no, this cannot be done in our name, not in our country and continent,” she said.

“We must isolate these criminals, arrest them, and put them in prison,” said Sisulu.