- Herman Mashaba has responded to those who feel his recent comments on foreigners were xenophobic
- The Johannesburg Mayor says that people who feel that way for him calling for the 'Rule of Law' in SA are evil in his view
- Mashaba feels that these 'evil' people are probably the same who benefit from crimes that are equally evil
Herman Mashaba has voiced some strong opinions on foreigners in South Africa recently and he remains truly unapologetic for going against the political grain.
Briefly.co.za reported that while President Cyril Ramaphosa was dispatching envoys to make amends with African countries after attacks, Mashaba was adamant there was nothing to apologise for.
The Jozi mayor insists that those who feel his calls for a stronger arm in dealing with illegal immigrants in the country are probably the same people who benefit from their supposedly dodgy dealings:
"Those who call me Xenophobic for asking for the Rule of Law, they are EVIL in my world. They probably benefit from this EVIL."
The politician went on to lament young girls who were forced into prostitution, communities that are destroyed by substance abuse and the fake goods that are wreaking havoc on the already battling economy.
While they may not agree on who should be dishing out apologies, Ramaphosa recently noted that the economy had lost nearly R1 billion over the course of a few months due to the sale of counterfeit items.
Raids have been taking place in the Gauteng province seeking to eradicate vendors who openly hawk these items. While consumers are often happy to pocket a fake Rolex at a discounted price, jobs and resources are lost to locals in the process.
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