President Ramaphosa condemns humiliation of foreign nationals

President Ramaphosa condemns humiliation of foreign nationals

By Tendai Munengwa

SOUTH African President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the humiliation of foreign nationals in the country.

Responding to oral questions in South Africa’s August house this Tuesday, President Ramaphosa said such acts will not be tolerated, adding that if managed well, immigration has the ability to positively impact South Africa.

“Acts of lawlessness, intimidation or humiliation directed at foreign nationals, whether they are documented or undocumented, cannot be tolerated. If migration is managed properly and occurs within the legal framework, foreign nationals can contribute positively to our society, bringing skills and resources to our economy and creating jobs for South Africans.

“We have recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the policy framework for work visas to ensure that migration is managed in a way that benefits our country and supports our national interests. We need to work together to ensure that all the country’s laws are enforced by the relevant authorities firmly and consistently,” said President Ramaphosa.