South Africa's ruling party says it will take on the issue of illegal and undocumented immigrants in South Africa. The defence minister announced the government might turn to drones to address the problem.
South Africa is struggling with the problem of undocumented and illegal immigrants inside its borders.
The ANC has announced that it will act decisively on the issue but also made it clear that it is not xenophobic, as reported on by EWN.
Home Affairs minister, Siyabonga Cwele, stated that the ruling party is committed to making sure that foreigners are supported in obtaining legal documents.
We’re not xenophobic. We welcome everyone to come through the front door, and exit using the door and not a window. That’s what we stand for, as ANC.
TimesLIVE reported that the ANC is planning to use drones to monitor the country's borders.
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa's Defence Minister, said that the government could think about using unmanned aerial vehicles that are being manufactured here.
We have reached a point where we believe we should not be moaning about the number of companies (military units), the numbers of warm bodies, you have on the borderline.
We should now ... look at innovative ways, look at technology. For instance, SA is a big producer of unmanned aerial vehicles and we are now looking into that.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mapisa-Nqakula is convinced that by thinking outside the box, South Africa can better secure its borders.
Minister Cwele added that the government will focus on illegal immigrants who sell illegal foodstuffs.
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