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Budding Pretoria politician Mario Khumalo has launched a new political party with virulent antiforeign national sentiment. The South African First party was founded and registered with the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) in December. The party wants to drive foreign nationals out of SA‚ seal the country’s borders to protect the nation from crime‚ drugs and prostitution, and ensure that only locals benefit from scant economic opportunities. Khumalo is explicit about his antiforeigner sentiment‚ blaming millions of foreign nationals in SA for the country’s social and economic problems. "We are not xenophobic but we work in the interest of South Africans. It is about national identity and pride. There is no nationality called African. You are either South African‚ Angolan or Ethiopian. My (identity document) states that I am a South African‚ not African‚" he said. Khumalo‚ who grew up in the US‚ said according to his research‚ there were more than 13-million foreign nationals living i...

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