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Minister C. top meets African ambassadors on xenophobia



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Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, convened an emergency meeting of the African ambassadors to discuss the current wave of violence against foreign nationals and their property damage.

The Minister expressed the suras & # 39; grave concern over the situation and called for a law enforcement officer to deal with criminals and those affecting the properties with the full might of the law.

The minister added that the African continent contributed and sacrificed a lot for South Africa to be free and be released from the apartheid government.

"The South African company and our citizens are met and loved all over the continent: here at home, we must do the same, we have to accept our neighbor and fellow Africans," Minister Sisulu said.

The minister added that in international forums such as the Organization About the & # 39; the United Nations, the African Union (AU) and of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African continent and all countries of the world looking for the leadership of South Africa.

"South Africa was supported by all the countries of Africa and many countries in the world to have a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, currently with the & # 39 is the deputy chairman of the OS and the chairman of the OS in 2020. These obligations require that we should welcome and lead in construction bridges between the two countries, particularly in the SADC and the continent.

"We must all stand up and send a clear message that violence, all criminal acts and looting properties of foreign citizens will not be tolerated, and the police and other law enforcement agencies should act without fear," said the minister Sisulu,

The meeting, which will be as soon as possible, will focus on how ambassadors and government can work with the communities and all stakeholders in order to support and promote integration into the community.

Issued by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation
Query: Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Head of Communications and DIRCO spokesperson. 0836457838, mabayan@dirco.gov.za

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