03 March 2015
Minister of Small Business
Lindiwe Zulu says the loss of lives and destruction of property in our
communities need to be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
This as violence over the last
few weeks across the country has erupted and national foreigners targeted in
areas such as Marikana informal settlement, Lenasia and in Limpopo.
Cornelius Monama said she stated that all well-meaning South Africans must
condemn this violence and looting in the strongest terms.
Minister Zulu has appealed to
members of our communities to cooperate with the police and not take the law
into their own hands.
She’s confident that our law
enforcement agencies are up to the task
Meanwhile Minister Zulu has
also established a Task Team to probe at the underlying causes of the problem
of these violence and looting of shops.
In a statement Minister Zulu
said as government we proceed from the premise that all people living in South
Africa, including foreigners, are entitled to the full protection of our law.
Cornelius Monama said the task team is making a lot of progress and she will be
making an announcement of what it has done.
Monama said we believe that
part of the solution lies in our ability to speedily implement the national
informal business upliftment strategy which addresses the challenges that face
the informal sector.
“The heart of our intervention
is to ensure we build a harmonious relationship between locals and foreign
traders” Monama added.
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