Gayton McKenzie Plans to Jail All Illegal Immigrants: "Populism on Steroids"

Gayton McKenzie Plans to Jail All Illegal Immigrants: "Populism on Steroids"

- President of the Patriotic Alliance Gayton McKenzie has revealed the plans he will put in place if he becomes the president of South Africa

- McKenzie stated that he will jail all illegal foreigners or have them leave the country if his party takes over

- South Africans have had varying responses to his statements and took to social media to share their thoughts

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South African multi-millionaire and president of the Patriotic Alliance (PA) Gayton McKenzie stated recently that he will imprison illegal immigrants in the country. McKenzie has spoken out about becoming president of the republic and has set out various policies he will introduce.

McKenzie was quoted saying in an interview that a state needs to prioritise its citizens. In a very controversial statement, he continued by saying that restaurants and shops are packed full of illegal immigrants.

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McKenzie added that South Africans have to compete with foreign nationals in terms of procuring jobs and services.

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President of the Patriotic Alliance Gayton McKenzie revealed that he plans on jailing illegal immigrants should he become president. Image: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images
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The South African reported that the PA stormed the by-elections by winning a few crucial areas. Eldorado Park is one such major area that the PA has taken over, pushing the Democratic Alliance out. McKenzie was quoted saying:

"If the PA takes over at 9am in the morning, at 3:30pm all illegal foreigners will be in jail or outside."

South Africans had various responses to McKenzie's ideas. Briefly News took the replies section under the above video to see what Mzansi had to say:

@StyleSALebogang said:

"I like how he doesn't mention those that came from Europe and took the land."

@Somagwaza3 wrote:

"Populism on steroids. The level of hatred towards Africans is so amazing. We are made to believe that they are the beginning and the end of our problems. Even the jailbirds bayazbalela."

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@mafuzam responded with:

"I support this Tsotsi."

@ThembuWoman tweeted:

"Just for saying it, he has my vote. I don’t care if he flies in a loaf of bread at night or becomes a dinosaur."

In other political news, Briefly News recently reported that South African businesswoman and former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni snubbed the Zondo Commission by failing to appear. Myeni was served a summons by the Commission but still did not arrive to give her testimony.

Her legal representatives said that Myeni was told that she still had to appear at the Commission, even after she asked for a postponement. She said that she could not be present because she was not based in Gauteng.

Myeni asked if there could be another date that she appears and her lawyer asked if she could rather make her testimony through an online video call.

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