Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged foreign nationals who did not have permission to be in South Africa to stay in their countries to avoid displacement. Zulu also urged neighboring nations to be committed to protecting their borders.
Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, urges foreigners that do not posses the needed documents to be in South Africa to rather stay in their origin countries.
Zulu, who is also chairperson of the international relations committee, also called for neighboring countries to commit to protecting their borders:
"In line with the Paris agreement [of] recommitting SA to its responsibility in the fight against climate change, working with other countries to incentivise their population to stay within the borders of their countries of origin."
According to The Sowetan, Zulu maintains that this will ease concerns over human displacement and undocumented immigrants.
Zulu says that the state is working with our neighbors and the global community to ensure improved management of individuals moving between countries.
This follows a spike in xenophobic incidents, including one incident in which a group of foreign nationals had been displaced from their homes by angry community members.
Briefly.co.za reported that 104 people had lost their homes when they had been forced to leave by riled residents in a Durban informal settlement.
The municipality has begun reintegrating 300 displaced migrants back to their country of origin, Malawi. Authorities have since expressed concern for their safety.
50 Malawian citizens are willing to return to their country after being forcefully removed from Sydenham, Sherwood and Burnwood in KwaZulu-Natal.
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