Ace urges FS to take stand

2015-04-29 14:10

FREE STATE PREMIER Ace Magashule has joined Pres. Jacob Zuma and South African citizens in strongly condemning violent attacks on foreign nationals.

“We are all Africans, irrespective of the country of origin as prescribed by the borders that ascribe nationality and citizenship,” said Magashule.

“It is imperative that we label activities of criminals as nothing else but criminal, as the loving people of our country have co-existed since time immemorial with their fellow African brothers and sisters without any reported elements such as these incidents.”

He said although there had been no reported acts of violence against foreign nationals in the Free State, residents and provincial government had to get involved in government’s action plan to curb the attacks. He encouraged everyone to take a firm stand.

“As part of our quest to build a better Africa and a better peaceful world, we have to start at home to raise awareness and educate our people. We have to engage in open dialogue that addresses the concerns of the nationals of the republic, as well as the concerns of foreign nationals.”

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