Seal SA’s borders, mayor Herman Mashaba urges
The mayor of Johannesburg says authorities must ensure that when ‘people come to Johannesburg‚ they come legally and they respect the laws of this country’
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has called on the Department of Home Affairs to seal the country’s borders and ensure that no one comes into the country illegally. He said this in a march by the DA to Gauteng premier David Makhura’s office in central Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, in solidarity with Life Esidimeni patients. "We face a crisis of our residents in the city centre‚ be it Alexandra‚ Rosettenville or anywhere else. At the same time, we face a crisis with our foreign nationals; we need a resolution to this‚" he said. "The minister of home affairs wants to punch this country into chaos. We need to ensure that when people come to Johannesburg‚ they come legally and they respect the laws of this country. "I had a meeting with the Africa Diaspora team and I will work with them to ensure that we hold the minister accountable to ensure that our borders are closed. Our people ought to be given documentation because we cannot live in a city and be able to provide services when...
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