- The mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba accuses the African National Congress of wanting to keep South Africans poor and illiterate
- Mayor Mashaba feels the lack of action from the ANC about illegal immigrants working in SA is deliberate
- The mayor asked for a meeting with the Ministers of Labour and Home Affairs but has not met with them yet
The Johannesburg mayor feels the ANC is deliberately delaying addressing the problem to keep South Africans poor.
Mayor Mashaba called for an urgent meeting to discuss the problem and find a solution, as reported earlier by Briefly.co.za.
Mashaba asked the Ministers of Labour and Home Affairs to meet with him. Mayor Mashaba wants to urgently discuss the issue of illegal immigrants being hired instead of local South Africans.
He added that the ANC sees South Africans as "voting cattle" and want them to be without any skills.
EWN reports Mashaba stated that more than 900 000 Johannesburg residents are unemployed while businesses are employing foreigners instead of locals.
Mashaba stated he is convinced the ANC wants South Africans to remain dependent on the government, according to The Sowetan.
Mashaba has been attempting to get the ANC to address the problem for 2 years without any success.
The Johannesburg mayor is convinced the unwillingness of the Department of Home Affairs to act on the matter of illegal immigrants is deliberate.
Briefly.co.za learned that there were promises of taking on the problem but it has not come to any fruition.
The Department of Home Affairs did not have any comments on the issue.
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