Photos | Operation Dudula gathers steam in Soweto

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Supporters of Operation Dudula chanted and sang “foreigners must go” during their protest in Diepkloof. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
Supporters of Operation Dudula chanted and sang “foreigners must go” during their protest in Diepkloof. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press


Another march organised by Operation Dudula and the Put South Africa First movement took place on Sunday in Soweto with scores of people gathered at the Diepkloof Extreme Park.

By lunch time the mob was on the move, marching slowly on Chris Hani Road heading to Elias Motsoaledi Road, an informal settlement behind the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

They sang and chanted: 

Foreigners go home, everywhere we go siyadudula.

The Operation Dudula group, which consists mainly of residents from Soweto, accused undocumented foreign nationals of being responsible for the rising levels of crimes in their communities as well as prostitution syndicates and drug dens.

Put South Africa First movements joined Operation Dudula members in the march at the weekend. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
A member of Operation Dudula raises the South African flag during the march from Diepkloof to the Motsoaledi informal settlement. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
Operation Dudula leaders also claimed that illegal immigrants had taken over the RDP houses. Photo: Tebogo Letsie

Some among the mob were armed with sjamboks and sticks. The Johannesburg Metro Police Department and SA Police Service kept a close eye on the marchers until they were interrupted by a heavy thunderstorm a few minutes after they reached the Motsoaledi informal settlement.

Nhlanhla Lux, the leader of Operation Dudula, addressing the marchers on Sunday. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
Operation Dudula members claimed Motsoaledi informal settlement was full of illegal immigrants Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press


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