Zulu said the ANC and Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF were having discussions in the run-up to the 2023 elections in Zimbabwe.
“We continue to engage with Zanu-PF to say let us all collectively create conducive environments for our people so we have people-to-people relationships. It's going to be people-to-people without some feeling like they are being pinched, without feeling like we’ve got too many Zimbabweans in the country and they should be in their home,” she said.
She called on other countries to help SA to deal with the issues of immigration and immigrants.
The home affairs department faced a backlash from the public and court action from the Helen Suzman Foundation over the decision to not extend the exemption permit.
The foundation said the move was xenophobic, a claim home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi denied.
“The minister and the department will vigorously defend the lawful, reasonable and rational decision by the minister. We cannot be expected to throw up our hands in despair and fail the people of SA
“The minister’s door is always open for constructive engagement rather than waste ever-shrinking government resources to defend unnecessary court challenges,” said the department.
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