Gopolang Moloko
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16 Sep 2019
9:00 am

Stop ignoring undocumented immigrants

Gopolang Moloko

A team of special envoys – Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo and Dr Khulu Mbatha – will visit countries including Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

A foreign shop owner checks the damages to his looted shop in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg on September 3, 2019 after South Africa's financial capital was hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence. Picture: Michele Spatari / AFP

While some people in the ANC leadership continue to claim that the recent violence in a number of cities was not related to xenophobia, clearly President Cyril Ramaphosa doesn’t believe that … or he wouldn’t have embarked on a serious “damage control” campaign to convince other African countries that South Africans are, in reality, nice people. A team of special envoys – Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo and Dr Khulu Mbatha – will visit countries including Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. According to the presidency, the envoys will “deliver a message from President...

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