Readers have their say on the expected influx of Zimbabweans fleeing to SA

Readers have their say on the expected influx of Zimbabweans fleeing to SA

Readers recently took to social media to voice their opinions in reaction to an experts warning of the expected influx of economic refugees in South Africa. From the positive to the negative, here's what they had to say.

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Briefly.co.za recently wrote about a political activist, Gerber Ngwere, and his warning that South Africa should prepare itself for an influx of 'economic refugees' entering the country.

Readers were torn between coming to the aid of their fellow Africans and protecting their own struggling nation.

The situation in Zimbabwe reached a long overdue pinnacle when citizens took to the streets to protest a petrol price hike that saw the cost per litre rocket to R46. The protests quickly turned violent and the government imposed an internet shut down to attempt to regain some control.

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Bhut Vuyo Makhangela revealed that he would welcome his neighbors into the country, except for those who came with the intention to commit crimes.

Jerome Dolamo felt that Zimbabweans should persevere and address the issues at hand, not flee to greener pastures.

Jama Tee Isandluluba felt that Zimbabwe and South Africa should fuse into one big nation in an effort to end the suffering in the country.

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Rika Stander took a moment to remind readers that the government could play a huge part in settling the unrest in the neighboring country.

Molefe Platt Kabelo took a page out of Donald Trump's book and detailed how a wall would solve the problem.

With the situation in Zimbabwe volatile at the moment, only time will tell if their government will heed the people's call or send the country headlong into the devastation that has been lingering in the air for years.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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