Blade: SA can't be blamed, African leaders must get their act together

Blade: SA can't be blamed, African leaders must get their act together

- Minister Blade Nzimande has called on African leaders to 'get their act together'

- Addressing citizens at a SACTWU gathering recently, Nzimande said South Africa cannot absorb the aftermath of issues in other countries

- Citizens, according to the minister, cannot be blamed for the issues in the country

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Blade Nzimande is adamant that African leaders are not dealing with problems in their own respective countries.

TimesLIVE reports that the Minister of Higher Education blamed this for the influx of people streaming into South Africa, attempting to escape hardships in their origin countries:

“African leaders themselves must get their act together, such that they don't destroy their country and people have to leave. As South Africa, we cannot absorb the result of all the problems that are made by leaders who want to loot their country, who do not care about their own people.”

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Nzimande wants African leaders to 'get their act together' and question what they are doing to make their countries better for their people:

“What are you doing to make your countries better places to live in? We are saying, let's not attack foreign nationals, but part of the problem is instability that leads to South Africa having to absorb what it is not able to absorb."

eNCA reports that attacks on foreign nationals in recent times had lead to Nzimande speaking out in his role as general secretary of the SACP.

He told Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union members that the country cannot be blamed for wanting jobs and questioning the leaders of other nations. reported that South Africa had apologised to Nigeria, with President Cyril Ramaphosa saying Zimbabwe had booed the whole of Mzansi, njust ot him during Robert Mugabe's funeral.

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