Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, has stated that the robbery of 36 Dutch tourists, which took place on Sunday in Fourways, has resulted in a setback for the South African tourism industry.
It has been reported that Tokozile Xasa gave this statement along with Fikile Mbalula, the Minister of Police, on Tuesday. The robbery reportedly took place after the 36 Dutch tourists landed at OR Tambo International Airport. Two of the tourists were reportedly injured during the robbery.
Briefly.co.za learned from ewn.co.za that police are currently investigating the incident, but are also urging people in the community to help with the investigations.
Tokozile Xasa stated that this incident is detrimental to South Africa’s tourism industry, which is why South Africans should take the matter seriously. She went on to state that the tourism industry also helps to feed many South Africans, so a risk to the industry should be avoided.
Not only does the tourism industry feed many South Africans, but it also creates jobs for many South Africans.
A campaign has reportedly been launched by Tokozile’s department as they will be educating more South Africans on how to treat tourists as it is very important.
Tokozile went on to state that South Africans should strive to show the rest of the world that crime in South Africa is not a culture.
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