“Illegal migrants a headache for government structures,” laments ANCYL’s Malatji

todaySeptember 7, 2023 181

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ANCYL President, Collen Malatji, is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to put South African citizens first and urgently deal with the issue of illegal foreigners.
Malatji says the uncontrolled influx of migrants into the country has far reaching consequences on services that desperate South Africans depend on.
His remarks come amid the illegal migration debate that’s been re-ignited by the hijacking of buildings in Johannesburg following a devastating fire that claimed 77 lives in the CBD.
More than 62 bodies remain unidentified, while 31 other people are being treated in hospital.

Malatji says the country’s already under-resourced services have become strained by the high number of people who utilise them due to the over-population that’s brought about by the high number of undocumented migrants who have made South Africa their home.

Malatji says for the issue to be tackled properly, an all-hands-on deck approach is needed.
Speaking to Ynews, Malatji says departments like Home Affairs and the Defence should work closely together resolve the matter, which has exacerbated South Africa’s socio-economic challenges.
Malatji says undocumented foreigners should not be given free reign to take over South Africa’s towns.

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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