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All illegal foreigners, leave my city - Herman Mashaba

By Penelope Mashego and Moipone Malefane | 2016-12-02 12:00:47.0 | COMMENTS [ 124 ]

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has called on all illegal immigrants to leave his city.

He told a media conference in Johannesburg yesterday while reporting on his 100 days into office that these illegal immigrants got here criminally and should be treated as such.

Mashaba said he would rope in human rights lawyers to assist him and that he had spoken to respective embassies, who agreed to help with the process. "You see, for me, when I call these criminals criminals, I want them to understand that they are criminals," Mashaba said.

"They are holding our country to ransom and I am going to be the last South African to allow it."

Mashaba said he knew he had constraints as local government because the national government had opened borders to criminals, but the DA would change all that when it takes over national government in 2019.

"But in the meantime I have already started engaging embassies in our country for them to know their residents in our city are here criminally.

"We will engage the provincial and national government to help us in this regard but I don't believe anyone can expect us to tolerate activities of criminality." He claimed that under the ANC's watch, criminals (foreigners) were allowed to come into SA without proper papers but that cannot happen under the DA's watch.

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini was taken to the SA Human Rights Commission for similar comments after he had accused the government of failing to protect locals from the "influx of foreign nationals".

But the Human Rights Commission found him not guilty of hate speech. At the time the DA attacked the king, saying his comments were highly irresponsible.

Yesterday, DA leader in Gauteng John Moodey refused to comment on Mashaba's remarks on foreigners, saying he had not heard the comments.

In October, Mashaba called for the strengthening of borders, saying SA needed to be protected from illegal immigrants.

In the same breath he outlined his future plans for the city.

He told journalists his first order of business in cleaning up the city included what Mashaba described as taking back the inner city from illegal dwellers and slumlords.

"The private sector can easily pour R20-billion each year into our inner city and turn it into a construction site within a matter of months," he said.

"We need to create quality low-cost housing for our people and rental space for small business and entrepreneurs to flourish."


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Supported, Solly Msimanga follow suit. all illegal immigrants whether black, white, grey or purple must voetsek

2016-12-02 12:05:28.0 | 0 replies


I agree with this fascist. those who are here illegally are criminals finish n klaar and must be charged and send back to their home countries

2016-12-02 12:08:31.0 | 2 replies


wait for a few hours, soon you will hear the some non govt organisation for the protection of foreigners calling him to order for calling them criminals! they are criminals but we should not be calling them criminals!!

2016-12-02 12:13:11.0 | 1 replies


They are not going to go after a hand that feeds them. His speech was published yesterday. He and his friends donate generously to these organisations

2016-12-02 12:23:37.0 | 1 replies


Doing something positive for a change

2016-12-02 13:23:50.0 | 0 replies


Interesting how we quickly label others. Is there no difference between an illegal person and a criminal?surely someone sane enough should educate us

2016-12-06 15:30:31.0 | 0 replies


you have my vote there mr Mayor. get rid of them you will reduce crime by more than 40%!!

2016-12-02 12:09:02.0 | 1 replies


So pass laws are back, really you don't take those decisions wena maroon, you are just a mayor so your metro cops will arrest the illegal emigrates? Good thoughts but wishful thinking.

2016-12-03 05:16:11.0 | 0 replies


who are you ?

2016-12-02 12:09:43.0 | 1 replies
2016-12-02 13:18:24.0 | 0 replies


"...Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini was taken to the SA Human Rights Commission for similar comments after he had accused the government of failing to protect locals from the "influx of foreign nationals"..." ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It is not the same as this guy said 'illegal foreigners' not all foreigners

2016-12-02 12:10:07.0 | 0 replies


ooooh Herman Mashaba says we must beat foreigners , shayani bo

2016-12-02 12:10:49.0 | 2 replies


Who said they must be beaten? Don't comment k@k here

2016-12-02 12:11:56.0 | 1 replies


Indeed, kak combined with puke in a juicer.

2016-12-02 12:50:56.0 | 0 replies


Dandan - Where did he say that?

2016-12-02 12:14:11.0 | 0 replies


You are correct on this one Mr mashaba. Our country has been turned into a den because of these ancrooks government.Most of these illegal immigrants are voting for this corruption party because they have south african id's which most they acquired illegal through corruption.

2016-12-02 12:10:59.0 | 0 replies


Correct start in Benoni.

2016-12-02 12:13:16.0 | 2 replies


I rubbed my eyes twice and I am still confused, is that a man or woman in your prof pic

2016-12-02 12:33:38.0 | 1 replies


Its me a woman hahahahah

2016-12-02 12:45:19.0 | 1 replies


mmmmhhh sexy

2016-12-02 12:50:48.0 | 2 replies
2016-12-02 12:54:47.0 | 0 replies


something wrong with your eyes Sexy has its own meaning

2016-12-02 13:53:47.0 | 1 replies


hhayikona Peter, beuty in the eyes of the beholder mfowethu, some see thick as sexy and beautiful, and I see "was plank" as sexy my man, Babigall even has potries so she is a more sort after commodity as far as am concerned

2016-12-02 15:57:41.0 | 0 replies


those in Kemptonpark can even strike to the station commander not to be searched.

2016-12-02 14:01:35.0 | 0 replies


VIVA DA VIVA! Now this is the best common sense, I have heard in a long time...

2016-12-02 12:15:22.0 | 0 replies


For once I agree with this puppet all foreign criminal elements must leave start at Hillbrow our local Lagos

2016-12-02 12:18:44.0 | 1 replies


Hillbrow is filthy beyond measure, even jik won't be able to clean it.

2016-12-02 12:53:23.0 | 0 replies


DA to make South Africa great again!!!!

2016-12-02 12:20:05.0 | 2 replies



2016-12-02 12:27:38.0 | 1 replies


your dealer is getting deported boy, wonder where u will get your chemicals from, he he he

2016-12-02 12:42:10.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - What dealer? Are you implying I use drugs? Can I imply that you are a rapist and a pedophile?

2016-12-02 12:45:11.0 | 1 replies


he he he, come on atleast if u use dri=ugs one can understand the rubbish u write here, if u say u don't then we need intervention quick, we must send weskopis police to come scoop u up

2016-12-02 12:48:48.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - Sorry brah, Id rather not listen to the ramblings of a rapist and a pedophile.

2016-12-02 12:53:02.0 | 1 replies


hehehehehehe, Zimbi madoda

2016-12-02 13:25:28.0 | 0 replies


when was south Africa Great solutions, during apartheid?

2016-12-02 12:43:18.0 | 2 replies


Dkok - It's definitely at its worst under the zuma-ANC.

2016-12-02 12:45:42.0 | 1 replies


when was it great, why dunk the question

2016-12-02 12:49:57.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - Because you are missing the obvious connotation between trumps speech.

2016-12-02 12:54:56.0 | 1 replies


Sin - you still failing to answer Dkok's question

2016-12-02 13:40:26.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - The best state South Africa had been in, was under Mbeki. Unemployment was lower, the economy was booming. Crime was lower than it was during Mandela's term.

2016-12-02 14:05:19.0 | 1 replies


Sin - the question was, South Africa was it better during apartheid?

2016-12-02 14:07:32.0 | 2 replies


INTERLECTA - LOL! No. The question was "When was South Africa great"

2016-12-02 14:10:10.0 | 1 replies


Thank you for being Honest and my answer is SA was better for white during apartheid and for post apartheid era thanks to a group of smelly butternut heads from Mozambique province a black man never had a taste of better South Africa

2016-12-02 14:19:18.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - South Africa was not great during apartheid. How can a country be great, when there is massive oppression and fear running through it?

Its great for white people during a post-apartheid period, because free-trade reigns. I can do business with anyone I want to, black or white. Nor do I have sanctions limiting my economic activity in any way. The same way, its great for a black man. He can freely trade, practice his trade-craft without fear of intimidation.

The reason why its not so great for a majority of black people, is because of the incompetent and corrupt government.

2016-12-02 14:26:20.0 | 1 replies


As if you did not enjoy it

2016-12-02 14:30:12.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - Im a post-apartheid South African dude. I was a little kiddie when apartheid ended. Majority of my life has been spend under the ANC government.

2016-12-02 14:39:42.0 | 0 replies


INTERLECTA - You are showing us that you struggle with reading and/or comprehension...

2016-12-02 14:18:18.0 | 0 replies


In some perspectives it was much better, in other not, I think we need to go back to the drawing board, see the positives that the Apartheid government did for this country, use those positives to create a better South Africa for all.

Under this uneducated piece of sh!t that we have as a president now, the country is going backwards, no one can argue with that. The anc is a liberation movement and should have been buried in 1994, a real governing party should have take over to better the lives of all, not just an elite few.

2016-12-02 12:51:20.0 | 2 replies


You are talking like a political analyst, I like I like son!

2016-12-02 12:57:10.0 | 1 replies


arse licker, there was nothing positive from apartheid, unless u were white

2016-12-02 13:00:04.0 | 2 replies


Dkok - The apartheid government built the largest hospital in Africa... They had a far smaller budget than the ANC's, R1.2 trillion budget... And managed to build 2 nuclear reactors... Where you struggle to build a coal-power-plant :P

2016-12-02 13:05:02.0 | 1 replies


built the hospital to save their slaves from dying from deseases and injuries inflicted by them, not because they wanted to provide proper health care

2016-12-02 13:07:46.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - And yet, black South Africans during apartheid had a higher life-expectancy than any other African country...

The apartheid government had far less income, compared to the ANC, but managed to do far more with it. How many years did it take you to build 2 power plants? And they are not even done yet. While all the existing power plants were built by the apartheid government.

2016-12-02 13:10:41.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - And yet, black South Africans during apartheid had a higher life-expectancy than any other African country... he he he, ki ki ki ki, there u go again trying me with your rubbish stats

2016-12-02 13:12:06.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - Its not rubbish stats though :P Black people had a higher life expectancy, in apartheid South Africa, than the rest of Africa. Partly due to the biggest hospital in Africa, for black people, built by the apartheid government.

And now you struggle keeping hospitals open... You closed down a clinic a few months ago, and that action alone cost over 60 people their lives...

2016-12-02 13:27:34.0 | 0 replies


lol dkok, You see, you try your best to say dumb things to avoid the truth, the Apartheid administration was 10 times better than what we have now. Did you know that during apartheid, more black people had cars than any other African country.

Yes, I agree 100% with you as well, Apartheid was even better if you were white, why is it that the current administration after 22 years fail in making the Rand what it was? I mean, now that we have democracy and all, after all those horrible sanctions etc. SA still did better than what we are doing now.

2016-12-02 13:32:08.0 | 1 replies


What truth? South Africa was better for white people during apartheid and till today you still benefit and that is why you have the nerve to comment as if you still in your mom's tummy D!ck face

2016-12-02 13:46:16.0 | 1 replies


FU you piece of turd. If you read my comment you would have seen that I said it was better for white people. F**K you are dumb, live must be very difficult for you.

When you die you do not know that you are dead, it is only difficult for those around you. It is the same when you are stupid, now take your 80 iq and FO

2016-12-02 13:56:09.0 | 1 replies


Get this in your head Mr.F Uck your Mama. Your kind was always the minority and the were no visible policies to hold you piece of sh!ts accountable.You do not have to remind us of your terror reign now and then, For a black person especially the poor SA has never been better, stop behaving like Sin if you want me to take you seriously

2016-12-02 14:13:50.0 | 2 replies


INTERLECTA - Stop behaving like a straatmeit if you want ANYONE to take you seriously :P

2016-12-02 14:23:02.0 | 0 replies


you stupid little dom intercunt feces. Who started talking about apartheid here? Not me!!

Stop you hate and jealousy now.

2016-12-02 14:26:32.0 | 0 replies


positives u say, like limit access of the monkey from certain parts of town, like blame an innocent monkey when ever another monkey gets short by the baass, like save the animals and hunt Vhenda lizard as a game species, like pay R300/month to all the monkeys

2016-12-02 12:58:21.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - Saying monk3y alot does not proof your point :P

2016-12-02 13:09:06.0 | 2 replies


so there is a point, just go ignore it because the racist vibe in you says so

2016-12-02 13:10:49.0 | 1 replies


Dkok - No, still waiting for you to prove your point. Saying monk3y alot is not a point. The apartheid government was oppressive yes. Nobody is denying that. The argument is, that they were excellent administrators. They did more with less, unlike the ANC who does less with more.

2016-12-02 13:12:07.0 | 1 replies


Sin - You drawing your mom's butt0cks with those comments how can you say that?

2016-12-02 13:47:52.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - Because its the truth? Or do you have any contrary information to make us believe that the apartheid government were not effective administrators? How about you use that brain of yours, formulate an amazing argument, and win me over with FACT, instead of your silly, pre-school insults?

2016-12-02 14:01:39.0 | 1 replies


Sin - I never knew you were so in deep with your apartheid friends thank you Sir for being a visible apartheid tool boy and f*** you Sir

2016-12-02 14:15:18.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - LOL! Thank you again for showing you do not understand what you read. That you do not know what "administration" means. Thank you for showing us that you are nothing more than an ANC, corruption-supporting tool.

2016-12-02 14:17:30.0 | 0 replies
2016-12-02 13:11:07.0 | 1 replies


But the Human Rights Commission found him not guilty of hate speech. At the time the DA attacked the king, saying his comments were highly irresponsible.....Now that the DA man has spoken the comments are valid..or is it because he was the only one who differs with DA by then....or was it because DA has lighten their mind now that they share the same comments as the King ...? we want to be govern by people who will support anything that is good for the country in time not opposing for the sake of their organisation because by the time you start want to implement the same thing you were against it, it might be to late, for example the HIV/AIDS matter.

2016-12-02 13:22:05.0 | 1 replies


Fivedowns - Reading the transcripts, goodwill zwelithini did not specifically say, illegal foreigners, he just said foreigners:

“I ask our government to help us to fix our own problems, help us find our own solutions. We ask foreign nationals to pack their belongings and go back to their countries.”

2016-12-02 13:42:44.0 | 0 replies