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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Cape Town – The anti-immigration sentiment behind the Brexit vote should be a lesson for South Africa not to be xenophobic towards African immigrants coming to South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan warned on Sunday.

The spread of anger in Europe against refugees coming from war-torn countries like Syria, as well as anti-immigration fury being drummed up in the US by Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump, was concerning in a world of high inequality, Gordhan explained on Power FM.

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