“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.