- Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Njabulo Nzuza, has come forward to assure South Africans that the department is working to make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to enter the country
- Nzuza said that immigrants who attempt to cross the border without the necessary paperwork will be turned away immediately
- The Home Affairs Deputy Minister also clarified that the government are not against people coming to visit South Africa, but they must have the right paperwork
The Department for Home Affairs in South Africa made it clear recently that they will be clamping down on the country’s border control.
Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Njabulo Nzuza, has come forward to explain that the department wants to make it impossible for illegal immigrants to enter South Africa, EWN reported.
Nzuza went on to explain that anyone attempting to enter the country unlawfully will not be allowed to cross the border.
In attempt to review South Africa’s borders and make sure that they are strengthened, Nzuza visited the KwaPhuza border between South Africa and Mozambique in Manguzi, KwaZulu-Natal, recently.
"We're here to make sure that we identify the point of some of our problems with regards to illegal immigration because it is the borders which we have allowed people to come through illegally," Nzuza explained.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Deputy Minister wants to be clear that the Department of Home Affairs is not against people visiting the country.
Nzuza clarified that he wants to make it easier for legal visitors to come to South Africa, but harder for those attempting to enter illegally.
"We're now going to make sure that we make it easier for visitors who have proper papers to come into South Africa and make it extremely difficult, in fact, nearly impossible for those without papers to come into South Africa so that we limit the problems that come with illegal immigrants," Nzuza said.
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