“Sentiments by political parties like Action SA, the Patriotic Alliance and the EFF cannot go unchallenged. Blaming foreigners for years of destruction caused by ANC greed and corruption is not only foolish and naive, it is dangerous. It ignores the reality that foreign migrants often create jobs and job opportunities for South Africans,” Khanyile said.
She called for increased support for community policing forums (CPFs) and for the police to foster better relationships with the communities they serve.
“At the moment, many communities experience SAPS only as part of the problem.”
He called for the state Security Agency (SSA) to monitor the situation closely and for home affairs to “ensure the quick and correct processing of visas and other documentation”.
“SA will not flourish while xenophobia persists and individuals, including some politicians, get away with spouting hatred and intolerance.”