President Ramaphosa to foreign nationals: Obey South Africa's laws

President Ramaphosa to foreign nationals: Obey South Africa's laws

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on foreigners to abide by the law in South Africa

- Speaking at an ANC meeting on Sunday, Ramaphosa encouraged those who come to the country to follow the rules if they wished to stay

- This comes after xenophobia sparked unrest in Mzansi, with citizens claiming crime followed fellow Africans to our doorstep

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President Cyril Ramaphosa wants foreign nationals to heed the laws in South Africa during their time here.

Speaking at an ANC regional gathering in Johannesburg, Ramaphosa commented that:

"Whilst we understand why our nationals are feeling unsafe, that president also said, you just imagine if you were to have south Africans in your country who do not obey the law, who embark in criminal activity, how would that affect you. They immediately realised indeed the issue of living in accordance with the law of the country is what should be expected from every national."

eNCA reports that Ramaphosa had spoken to an 'African president', who had said his own people had complained of the crime levels in their country.

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Attacks targeting foreign nationals in the country had sparked retaliation in nations like Nigeria and Zambia.

This had prompted multiple endeavours to return foreign nationals to their countries of origin.

Nigerians living in South Africa had been welcomed back with gifts of airtime, travel allowances and even business loan offers.

The government had been adamant that criminal elements had been to blame for the violence, revealing that the majority of fatalities in protests had been South African citizens.

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