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18 Chinese immigrants held in raid

2011-07-13 22:18

Cape Town - The Hawks and home affairs immigration inspectorate arrested 18 Chinese nationals for suspected illegal immigration on Wednesday.

They conducted a series of simultaneous, nationwide raids on the operations of ZTE - a Chinese IT company based in South Africa, the home affairs department said in a statement.

"The raids were carried out at the premises of ZTE in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth, which resulted in the detention of 18 Chinese nationals - 17 males and one female.

This was in line with Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and government's efforts to stop illegal immigration into South Africa using fraudulent documents.
 

Comments
  • John Paul - 2011-07-13 22:53

    These chinese foreign devils must be removed from South Africa. We have to support the Chinese People against the Oppression, Exploitation, and Genocide of the Chinese Communist Party. Also we have to support Tibet and Xinjiang against the Occupation, Tirany, Oppression, Exploitation and Genocide of the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese settles, policemen, troops must leave. Tibet for Tibet! Xinjiang for Xinjiang! We have to be militant against the Chinese Communist Party, Ban it, Sanction it, Boycott it. And the government too.

      Jabulaniboy - 2011-07-13 23:37

      Damn right John Paul. It needs to be extended to all illegal aliens. Who are the twits that "thumbs down" your comment. Must be aliens as well.

      khunsol - 2011-07-14 00:00

      I fully agree with you John Paul. South Africa is not yet ready to allow an influx of foreigners especially the Chinese as they are from a rich country. If they want to arrest more illegal Chinese the police should go to villages where they run taverns. They are obviously not paying TAX.

      Azizi - 2011-07-14 04:58

      @John Paul I hope you managed to get to sleep you seem to have lot on your mind.

      Lekker Jan - 2011-07-14 08:32

      Yes, the Chinese are the main culprits when it comes to illegal immigration in SA - not the estimated 6 million Africans living there illegally!

      York Hunt - 2011-07-14 08:44

      Nice sentiment, John. But who is we? The SA government? The ANC are communists themselves. If you don't like communism, you better start here in SA before you tackle China, my china....

      Azizi - 2011-07-14 09:32

      Ok York Hunt all blacks are communist as well as corrupt capitalists? My socks are red.

      Ashoka - 2011-07-14 11:22

      John, I believe there are also hundreds, or even thousands of illegal Pakistanis and Indians in South Africa. I sincerely hope a similar raid will be made on these people who are scattered all over the country.

      sabc10 - 2011-07-14 11:46

      John Paul the hypocrit and fake christian

      sabc10 - 2011-07-14 12:14

      I agree with York Hunt.China is becoming more democratic than everyone else have lead themselves to believe. SA is degrading.

      sabc10 - 2011-07-14 12:31

      Sicko...blaming everyone for your woes and even calling them sadistic names. Majority of chinese people in china do not feel oppressed or whatever Majority are progressive and even the communist party is progressive They believe in education before revolution. 300million people have been taken out of poverty the last decade in China. In south africa its getting worse and will not get any better.

      maniza.ahoua - 2012-08-17 08:02

      This is true John, they are blood suckes

  • johan.visser - 2011-07-13 23:19

    I hope the truth surfaces on this one, since it most probably was based on a tip-off and not on detective work...

  • JR - 2011-07-14 07:28

    Deport them and notify the Chinese Government of their criminal activities

      Forebidden - 2011-07-14 08:43

      @JR i have to fully agree with @blkrose. I too work for ZTE corp and you don't even know half of what is going on between the goverment and the Chinese. No one will hear of them forming an agreement with Zuma because why, politics is so corrupt in this country its scary.

  • blkrose - 2011-07-14 07:49

    @ JR, the company is owned by the chinese government, i should know i work for them, @ johan yes we too feel it was a tip off, ZTE is not the only chinese comany operating in this country,futhermore the government know of their exsistance,they are fooling you the public,they know very well abt this company & they welcomed them with open arms, clearly zuma benefited from the company, i say this coz i know so!

  • John_Lennon - 2011-07-14 07:56

    This is only one small fraction of the all the illegals coming into the country. Now if they only visited the offices of Huawei and the "Training Centre's" in Woodmead... ...and then their is the huge gaps in our immigration law whereby Chinese (or anyone for that matter) can enter the country by starting a business with a large investment. Sounds great, however that business simply gets handed down from one owner to the next... or one family to the next that is. Parliament members eat for free at these restaurants... And for those that actually believe that the government can help... The government is nothing but a company that builds our roads, offers basic human rights and calls it a service, makes laws that protects capitalists/companies, but rarely the individual, all under the banner of growth and job creation. Perhaps growth is not what we need, perhaps stabilization, in the economy, our environment, our lives is what we really need. You may say I'm a dreamer.... but I'm not the only one.

      blkrose - 2011-07-14 08:16

      @ johan, u are correct, why don't the "attack" huawei, i say attack coz that is exactly wat did, mind u this is the second time they did this, in JHB offices, they arrested locals aswell "if u didn't have ur id book with u", but with all said and done, this is the last time immagration is doing this,u don't mess with chinese EVER!!!!!

  • Jimmyfuse - 2011-07-14 08:00

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..................................

  • melchiedek - 2011-07-14 08:17

    well done hawks these criminals are taking advantage of our country

      chi chi - 2011-07-14 10:24

      who told u south Africa is ur country? don't go and work and make a leaving because u are in your country

  • Think Before - 2011-07-14 08:28

    kick the chinese out. they must go back and leave countrys wealth or whats left of it

  • Forebidden - 2011-07-14 08:43

    @JR i have to fully agree with @blkrose. I too work for ZTE corp and you don't even know half of what is going on between the goverment and the Chinese. No one will hear of them forming an agreement with Zuma because why, politics is so corrupt in this country its scary.

      blkrose - 2011-07-14 09:04

      @ Forebidden,meaning that our wishful thinking of deporting them in the smae containers they arrived in will never happen,government is benefiting big time, like it or not.

  • BRAD24 - 2011-07-14 09:10

    These Chinese are operating an IT business.They are providing a huge amount of employment for locals.Why not concentrate on the nigerians manufacturing and dealing in drugs right under our noses?

      chi chi - 2011-07-14 10:09

      the name Nigeria will kill u if you don't take time, why not tell governments to control alcohol? is like u have a Chinese man who is feeding you and your family? go to China Mall they don't even have proper invoice with VAT number, they will give u a peace of paper in the name of slip. this Chinese guy are hard workers, they are not our problem here in south Africa, Our problem is that we are lazy waiting for Governments to come and do everything for us, we are busy making babies everyday so that government will give us child grant. why cant we wake up and start thinking opening and shop in town? why cant we wake up and start telling our kids that alcohol kills? why cant we wake up and talk less about 2 much right we have over our governments, why cant we wake-up and think of business to do? go in JOBURG CBD how many south African have shop? why cant we learn from this guys? we must know they came here with there money paid for there shop, and we are the people who will also go and buy from them, why cant we ask questions? rather than telling our government that is our right they paid for our house rent? GUY LET US WAKE-UP AND STOP SLEEPING. GO TO SOWETO YOU WILL SEE GUY SEATING IN FRONT OF THERE HOUSE DRINKING AS EARLY AS 6AM, IS THAT RIGHT? THIS FOREIGN GUYS COME AND STILL PAID US FOR RENT IN OUR OWN HOUSE AND SHOP WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING. LET US THINK AND KNOW WHAT TO DO.

      Ashoka - 2011-07-14 11:27

      Also, the Pakistanis and Indians

  • Gibbonater - 2011-07-14 09:21

    The chinese are coming and you can not do a thing about it. They will soon take over every aspect of this country. All they have to do is greese a few of our semi literate and dim witted politicians hands and SA will be theirs for the taking. These people dont mess around. Look how they treat their own in China so dont expect to much sympathy when they arrive in force.

      Azizi - 2011-07-14 09:39

      heard of BRICKS Gibbo??

      sabc10 - 2011-07-14 13:42

      Chinese people do not have to grease any one. They do not mess around They do not generally treat their own badly in China. Chinese people have been in Africa for more than 50 years....????

  • chi chi - 2011-07-14 10:10

    BRAD24, the name Nigeria will kill u if you don't take time, why not tell governments to control alcohol? is like u have a Chinese man who is feeding you and your family? go to China Mall they don't even have proper invoice with VAT number, they will give u a peace of paper in the name of slip. this Chinese guy are hard workers, they are not our problem here in south Africa, Our problem is that we are lazy waiting for Governments to come and do everything for us, we are busy making babies everyday so that government will give us child grant. why cant we wake up and start thinking opening and shop in town? why cant we wake up and start telling our kids that alcohol kills? why cant we wake up and talk less about 2 much right we have over our governments, why cant we wake-up and think of business to do? go in JOBURG CBD how many south African have shop? why cant we learn from this guys? we must know they came here with there money paid for there shop, and we are the people who will also go and buy from them, why cant we ask questions? rather than telling our government that is our right they paid for our house rent? GUY LET US WAKE-UP AND STOP SLEEPING. GO TO SOWETO YOU WILL SEE GUY SEATING IN FRONT OF THERE HOUSE DRINKING AS EARLY AS 6AM, IS THAT RIGHT? THIS FOREIGN GUYS COME AND STILL PAID US FOR RENT IN OUR OWN HOUSE AND SHOP WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING. LET US THINK AND KNOW WHAT TO DO.

      melchiedek - 2011-07-14 13:20

      you are in denial that foreigners are messing this country may be you are benefiting from them who knows.there is no need to wake up we are already awake thats why we see that they are taking part in criminal activities.maybe you should wake up and smell the coffee.........

  • aa gone - 2011-07-14 10:45

    i worked for chinese before. they honest , hard working individuals. good to have them around. they add diversity and are definately not violent in nature.

  • ANCockup - 2011-07-14 10:56

    So millions of zots from Zim, Moz, Nigeria, DRCetc are allowed to roam and commit crime freely in SA because they are black, but Chinese people cant enter illegally

      chi chi - 2011-07-14 10:59

      this people u are calling names are far batter then u because u don't have work

      chi chi - 2011-07-14 11:01

      ANCockup , why are u calling our African brothers names? check how many rapes and find out if they are the one committing it, why not tell governments to control alcohol? is like u have a Chinese man who is feeding you and your family? go to China Mall they don't even have proper invoice with VAT number, they will give u a peace of paper in the name of slip. this Chinese guy are hard workers, they are not our problem here in south Africa, Our problem is that we are lazy waiting for Governments to come and do everything for us, we are busy making babies everyday so that government will give us child grant. why cant we wake up and start thinking opening and shop in town? why cant we wake up and start telling our kids that alcohol kills? why cant we wake up and talk less about 2 much right we have over our governments, why cant we wake-up and think of business to do? go in JOBURG CBD how many south African have shop? why cant we learn from this guys? we must know they came here with there money paid for there shop, and we are the people who will also go and buy from them, why cant we ask questions? rather than telling our government that is our right they paid for our house rent? GUY LET US WAKE-UP AND STOP SLEEPING. GO TO SOWETO YOU WILL SEE GUY SEATING IN FRONT OF THERE HOUSE DRINKING AS EARLY AS 6AM, IS THAT RIGHT? THIS FOREIGN GUYS COME AND STILL PAID US FOR RENT IN OUR OWN HOUSE AND SHOP WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING. LET US THINK AND KNOW WHAT TO DO.

      Ke maketse - 2011-07-14 11:31

      Those Zim,Moz aget deported daily more often than the Chinese. They just do not make it to the papers because they are not rich

      sabc10 - 2011-07-14 12:22

      I agree,the ANCockup is in many things they touch and in many things they do. The problem if we let them do so they will start on its own people eg Mr Tatane

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-14 11:06

    We Need Chuck Norris on this one. His side kick can be Jackie Chan.

      sabc10 - 2011-07-15 12:33

      chucky bully boy is going to get his butt kicked...

  • sabc10 - 2011-07-14 11:45

    Shame poor south africans...if you go to woolies and all the other corporates you will find foreign nationals like Zimbabweans,Malawians, Mocambicians,Polish,Russians,Swedish,Pakkies,BritisH,Americans(eg eTV). I hope you can say the same about these people because if you cannot then you are definitely sick racists...??

  • ilitirit - 2011-07-14 12:29

    I'd trade 1 illegal chinese immigrant for 10 lazy South Africans any day.

  • fred.reinhardt - 2011-07-14 12:42

    There is no stopping the Chinese tide now!They will be worst than the refugees from Zim. Zuma opened the door and with the cordial relations that exsist more and more are comming to enslave the SA labour force. So the party has just begun.

      sabc10 - 2011-07-14 13:06

      Chinese are the majority in the world.The last 200years has been just wars,robbery and slavery from greedy rich western nations. Time for change.

  • craig - 2011-07-14 14:08

    Leave the Chinese alone and get rid of the dirty low life Nigerians!!! they are the problem!!!

      non_citizen - 2011-07-18 15:29

      Yes, Leave the Chinese alone, those stupid people. The so-called illegal Chinese are really skilled technicians, but not like those other African illegals. Their immigration status as illegal is simply because your bloody home affairs officers do not do their job behind the desk. do you know how many applications were delayed years and years in Home affairs? but those illegal without any paper can freely in and out of this country. That is how South Africa! Outside seems proud, but badly rotten inside.

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