Operation Dudula: Angry Mob of Hundreds Accuse Foreigners of Stealing Their Jobs

Operation Dudula: Angry Mob of Hundreds Accuse Foreigners of Stealing Their Jobs

  • An angry mob of hundreds gathered in Hillbrow accusing foreign nationals of stealing their jobs
  • Members of Operation Dudula claim that they are non-violent and are only aiming at raising awareness about foreign nationals and drug dealers
  • The group was blocked last week by the police who used rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse an illegal protest

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JOHANNESBURG - An angry mob of unemployed people gathered at a migrant centre in Soweto and accused foreigners of stealing their jobs.

Last week, Operation Dudula was blocked by the police using water cannons and rubber bullets. The group had failed to obtain the required permits and permissions.

Operation Dudula, xenophobia, foreign nationals, Soweto, Hillbrow, Johannesburg
Members of Operation Dudula claim that they are a peaceful movement. Photo credit: @Tsona31433828
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Youth face a dismaying 65% unemployment and unemployment across the board at 35%. This has fueled xenophobic protests that have often turned violent.

Operation Dudula emerged recently as an organisation that protests against undocumented migrants according to EWN.

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eNCA reported that an Operation Dudula protest was staged in Hillbrow and they claim that they are targeting undocumented migrants and drug dealers.

A spokesperson for the group said that the movement was a peaceful movement and they avoided violence.

Court action against Huawei, hired 90% foreign nationals, SA left frustrated

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the Department of Employment and Labour has launched legal action against Huawei South Africa for being in violation of employment equity laws.

The Chinese company was found to have employed approximately 90% foreign nationals, violating the law that requires companies to hire 60% South Africans and 40% foreign nationals.

According to BusinessTech, the Labour department stated that Huawei was audited in 2020 and when the company was found to be in violation Huawei's legal team was contacted, however, the legal team stated that it was given an allowance by the Department of Homa Affairs not to follow the Employment Equity Policy.

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The labour department contacted Home Affairs to find out if such an allowance was granted to Huawei to hire more than 40% foreign nationals, however, Home Affairs stated that Huawei was given a permit in accordance with the immigration laws of South Africa.

"Bongani Bingwa to apologise for immigration views": SA rallies behind petition

In similar news, South Africans have voiced their displeasure with Radio 702 breakfast show host Bongani Bingwa's stance on xenophobia and immigration by throwing their weight behind an online petition.

According to reports, Bingwa rubbed off on citizens the wrong way after he shared during a live show that President Cyril Ramaphosa was considering a move to ban foreign nationals from taking up certain job types in South Africa.

Since then, the petition has gathered close to 5 000 signatures from "patriotic" South Africans after it was launched on Monday. In the tweet that sparked the outrage, Bingwa lamented the plight of foreigners in their home countries.

Source: Briefly News

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