Mbalula welcomes stand against xenophobia

2015-04-21 00:00

PRETORIA — The Minister of Sport and ­Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, has welcomed the initiatives led by Safa and PSL and the entire sport fraternity leadership in the fight against xenophobia.

Mbalula has urged all peace-loving people to stand together against all forms of attacks to innocent people.

“Xenophobia is wrong, its inhuman, it does not belong to South Africa or anywhere in the world.

“Just yesterday, we found refuge in other African countries when apartheid was in full force. Governments of other African countries gave us homes, fed us and most importantly helped in the liberation of all South Africans. Imagine if when we were in pain they told us to go home; the ­freedom we have today would have never been achieved,” Mbalula said.

The stance taken against xenophobia by the leadership, the teams and supporters in sport yet again signals the importance of sport in uniting people. Let us all unite in our diversity as the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa urges us to.

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