Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize suggests it is impossible to protect immigrants from locals’ hostility. https://t.co/AjlFzdakN2
— Mail & Guardian (@mailandguardian) June 2, 2017
South Africa will tighten its immigration policy even if it is perceived as anti-African, Home Affairs Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, has told the Johannesburg-based Mail & Guardian publication.
Ms Mkhize said the government could no longer be lenient, when it faced the “real challenge” of locals’ hostility towards immigrants.
In the Mail & Guardian interview, she also said South Africa was socially unstable to implement the African Union’s 2063 initiative which calls for visa-free travel for Africans on the continent by 2018:
Remember our triple challenge [unemployment, poverty and inequality] is real and we know from other parts of the world that that’s what triggers a revolution.
People will revolt against the government of the day if they feel they’re in competition with everybody.”