STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Aaron Motsoaledi’s rules on refugees pander to xenophobes and dictators
Refugees in this country who admire the ANC’s fight in exile against apartheid, beware. If you try the same thing here, a government run by the ANC may throw you out.
In the last days of December, home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi gazetted regulations governing the rights of refugees. The rules implement the Refugees Amendment Act, which became law on January 1. They deny refugees here the right to do what the ANC and other anti-apartheid movements did when they fled repression in SA.