Foreigners Given A Month To Leave South Africa FOREIGN nationals living in South Africa, whether their stay in that country bis legal or illegal, have been given up to 13 May to pack their bags and go back to their countries of origin.
This is according to a strongly-worded message which has been shared on many social media platform towards the weekend, with indications that the message continues to trend.
The message warns that those who do not leave during the grace period will face xenophobic attacks beginning the 13th of May, just a week after the SA national elections would have been conducted. The message says its authors are exasperated that their repeated calls for the South African government to chase away foreigners have fallen on deaf ears, leaving them with the option of taking the matter into their own hands.
The message comes at a time South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a call for all South Africans to cease xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans. Opposition EFF leader Julius Malema has also called on South Africans to desist from flaming xenophobia, saying his party does not like to be voted by people who hate fellow Africans.
Read the full message below:
To all Foreigners in South Africa , We are giving you a month to pack all you bags and leave South Africa, whether you have working permits or not. Just wait for us to vote on the 8th of May, then on Monday the 13th of May we will close the roads, stopping all the taxis every foreign nationals will be dealt with accordingly.
What happened in KZN are just highlights of what we are going to do on the 13th of May . We are kind enough to give you more than a month time to pack yours and go to your own countries peacefully. We will stop all cars taxis, buses, trains, we are going to enter work places, contract sites, security sites, searching every one , Anyone found without South African ID will be dealt with mercilessly.
It’s been long we sent our request to thegovernment,, but it seems our request is being ignored , now we will deal with it our own way.