17 April 2015
Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane earlier today briefed
African Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Pretoria on the latest xenophobic
attacks in the country.
Mashabane said the recent attacks on foreign-nationals are a threat to our
historical achievements as a nation, more over the attacks go against the
democratic values enshrined in the South African Constitution.
Mashabane said the South African government use their tax on foreign nationals
as a criminal offence that will not be tolerated.
added that South Africa is a constitutional democracy governed by laws everyone
working and living in the country must obey its laws in their totality, no one
has the right to take the law into their own hands.
South African government will also do everything within its power to ensure the
safety of all citizens and foreign nationals irrespective of their status.”
Meanwhile Dean of
the African Diplomatic Corps Ambassador Bene Mpoko said we should not allow the
xenophobic attacks to continue otherwise the African unity will suffer.
Mpoko said as the
African continent we can overcome this and it will make us stronger.
“Let the spirit
of Ubuntu be the slogan but something that would conduct and guide us to bring
us together. Mpoko said.
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