SA citizens march to the Nigerian and Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria
South African citizens held a peaceful march in Pretoria yesterday, submitting a memorandum to the Nigerian and Zimbabwean embassy requesting the repatriation of their citizens.
The march was sparked by the #PutSouthAfricansFirst movement, which started on twitter. The movement is said to implore with all South Africans to join hands in a protest action against criminal activities that have swamped this country.
The hashtag started after a job post from a company called AwesoneCars was seen circulating on twitter, looking only for Malawian and Zimbabewan candidates for the job.
Lerato Pillay, a twitter user who started the movement, said they only want peace in this country.
“We want South Africans to be prioritised in this country and the government to stop importing criminals and the unemployed,” she said.
Vusimuzi Dlamini, a Durban resident, also said he supports this movement.
“Half of the Durban CBD is occupied by foreigners, not to mention Point. They sell all kinds of drugs to students, they are here to destroy,” he said.
Leader of the ActionSA and former mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, said South Africa cannot keep people with criminal intentions.
“Those who are not adding any value must go. Jobs that can be done by South Africans, be it cleaners, security guards, drivers, bricklayers and so forth, these jobs must be done by South Africans,” said Mashaba.
A gathering for the shutting down of KZN is said to take place today at 10 pm, at Abert Park, Durban.