Illegals run criminal enterprises
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe says it is Zimbabweans in South Africa who make our country’s economy run efficiently and productively.
Mugabe was of course not thinking of Zimbabweans of the likes of Duncan Danda who are running criminal enterprises in our country .
In the first week of January, Danda was caught by the Hawks running an immigration office with full Home Affairs paraphernalia and a stash of US dollars in Beitbridge. He processed entry visas not only for Zimbabweans illegally entering the country but also for other illegals. These foreigners would pay Danda in dollars.
The Musina magistrate gave Danda a six-year jail term on one count and a R10 000 fine on another.
Still, Mugabe is right, there are many enterprising Zimbabweans here, the legal and the illegal.
It is the illegals who are pestilential, not only from Zimbabwe but from other countries like the two Nigerians arrested over the weekend on the East Rand for stolen electronic equipment and electrical appliances. When mayor Herman Mashaba says all illegal foreigners must leave his city a hysterical cry of xenophobia ensues as if the mayor had committed apostasy. But when Cosatu demands the expulsion of Chinese workers in the country there is no similar denunciation of Cosatu. In fact, there is a silence.
Some, without having analysed the fallacies inherent in Kwame Nkrumah’s Africa Must Unite thesis the way Tanzania’s Mwalimu Julias Nyerere did, trot out the usual vacuous insults when the focus should be analytical not sentimental.
South Africans cannot tolerate illegals who on top of their illegal presence commit crime. They should carry out their crimes in their home countries.
SA can’t tolerate illegals who commit crime