22 April 2015
Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson says it is imperative that as
a country we stand together in building and developing the continent.
This as government is working towards quelling attacks and violence
towards foreign-nationals in the country.
Departmental Spokesperson Thandiwe Maimane said the energy department
and the ministers are very aware of the fact that as a country, South Africa is
able to get some of its energy from our neighbours.
Maimane said above all South
Africa and the constitution that we have in South Africa
actually sets out to ensure that all those who live in South Africa
may do so in peace without fear of attack from anyone, simply due to the fact
that they may not be an African.
Meanwhile Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has deployed the
army to Alexandra and parts of KwaZulu Natal to assist police in bringing an
end to this violence.
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