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Foreigners' involvement in crime serious

By unknown | May 15, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

The spread of xenophobic attacks raises very serious concerns.

The spread of xenophobic attacks raises very serious concerns.

I was shocked to hear that Zimbabweans in Alexandra had formed a group and wanted to fight back.

One cannot blame them and I for one puts the blame on our government.

The time has come for our government to look into the issue of setting up refugee camps. I am sick and tired of hearing people talk about how well our politicians were treated during their exile.

As much as I do not condone these attacks, I strongly believe that during their time in exile our politicians were held to certain boundaries.

They were kept in camps - that is why in the end we knew where most of them were - and monitored, unlike here in South Africa were you find foreigners everywhere.

The issue of foreigners being involved in crime is serious.

One cannot ignore the fact that they, with South Africans, are seriously involved in crime. Whenever there is a drugs arrest a Nigerian is involved.

These are some of the things that persuade people to think that we really do not need them in our country. Our politicians were never involved in crime.

I urge our government to prioritise the issue of erecting refugee camps.

I also pray that Zimbabwean political leaders will resolve their problems so that our brothers and sisters can go back to their country.

Lydia Moyimane, Soweto


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