Naledi Pandor says that xenophobia has no home in South Africa

Naledi Pandor says that xenophobia has no home in South Africa

- Naledi Pandor says that no groups of Africans are being targeted in South Africa

- She added that the country was committed to promoting peace and stability on the contient

- Pandor also denounced a recent called made by a Nigerian student group to expel South Africans from that country

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International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says that xenophobia has no place in South Africa.

Pandor made the statement while speaking to the press following a series of police operations in the Johannesburg CBD last week.

The busts clamped down on undocumented immigrants, among others, and drew criticism in some circles for using excessive force.

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Pandor stressed that South Africa was not anti-immigrant and that the country was committed to promoting peace and stability on the continent, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

"There is no targeting of any group of Africans in South Africa," she told the media.

However, Pandor did acknowledge that incidents of xenophobia do flare up in the country from time to time.

In addition, Pandor was asked if any diplomats had approached her following the clashes between police and some foreign nationals in Johannesburg. Pandor said that they had not, according to eNCA.

"Not one single ambassador called me," she said.

However, she added that no country could allow its police to be treated the way the officers were treated by the protesters.

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Additionally, Pandor slammed a recent statement made by a Nigerian student group for South Africans to be expelled from Nigeria and South African companies boycotted.

Pandor said the call was unwarranted.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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